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|Chair of the Parliamentary Labour Party|
9 February 2015
|Preceded by||David Watts|
|Member of Parliament
for Leyton and Wanstead
6 May 2010
|Preceded by||Harry Cohen|
|Member of Parliament
1 May 1997 – 5 May 2005
|Preceded by||Robin Squire|
|Succeeded by||James Brokenshire|
11 April 1964 |
Darwen, Lancashire, England
|Alma mater||University of Hertfordshire|
John Robert Cryer (born 11 April 1964) is an English Labour Party politician, who has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Leyton and Wanstead since the general election in May 2010. He was previously MP for Hornchurch from 1997 until his defeat at the 2005 general election. He is the Chair of the Parliamentary Labour Party.
He is on the left-wing of the Labour Party and is a member of the Socialist Campaign Group. He has worked for Tribune and The Morning Star for ASLEF and the Transport and General Workers Union (now Unite). He is a Eurosceptic.
As Member of Parliament for Hornchurch, he had a record as a rebel. He voted against tuition fees and top-up fees for higher education, against cuts in lone parent benefits (the first major rebellion under the Blair government) and against the Iraq War.
He was involved in local campaigns, for example to save a local primary school, to prevent the loss of a popular GP surgery in Rainham and against proposals to cut the number of beds at Oldchurch Hospital.
He is the son of Ann Cryer and Bob Cryer, both former Labour MPs. As a child he appeared as an extra in the 1970 film The Railway Children. His wife is Ellie Reeves, a Labour NEC member and a trade union lawyer, who is the sister of Rachel Reeves, the Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary.
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- Jonny Greatrex "MP Tom Watson finds new love after break up of marriage", Birmingham Mail, 26 August 2012
- Official website
- Profile at Parliament of the United Kingdom
- Contributions in Parliament at Hansard 1803–2005
- Current session contributions in Parliament at Hansard
- Electoral history and profile at The Guardian
- Voting record at Public Whip
- Record in Parliament at TheyWorkForYou
- Profile at Westminster Parliamentary Record
- Profile at BBC News Democracy Live
- Profile: John Cryer, BBC News, 22 October 2002
- Leyton & Wanstead Labour
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
|Member of Parliament for Hornchurch
|Member of Parliament for Leyton & Wanstead
|Chair of the Parliamentary Labour Party