Keith Bradley, Baron Bradley
|The Lord Bradley|
|Member of Parliament
for Manchester Withington
11 June 1987 – 5 May 2005
|Preceded by||Frederick Silvester|
|Succeeded by||John Leech|
17 May 1950 |
|Alma mater||Aston University, University of York, Manchester Metropolitan University|
Keith John Charles Bradley, Baron Bradley PC (born 17 May 1950, Birmingham) is a British Labour Party politician and life peer. He was formerly the Labour Member of Parliament (MP) for Manchester Withington from 1987 until 2005.
He went to Bishop Vesey's Grammar School in Sutton Coldfield. He studied at Aston University, gaining a DipAcct in 1970. From Manchester Polytechnic, he gained a BA in Social Science in 1976. From the University of York, he gained an MPhil in 1978.
He worked for the chartered accountants Charles Impey & Co from 1969-73. He was a research officer for Manchester City Council Housing Department from 1978-81. From 1981-7, he was Secretary of Stockport Community Health Council.
He was first elected as Member of Parliament (MP) for the constituency at the 1987 general election, having served as a councillor in Old Moat Ward (Manchester) since 1983. After the 1997 general election he became a junior minister at the Department of Social Security, and then became Deputy Chief Whip and Treasurer of the Queen's Household in 1998. He was a junior minister in the Home Office for Criminal Justice, Sentencing, and Law Reform from 2001-2, and then a backbench MP and member of the Health Select Committee. He is a member of the Privy Council. Bradley lost his seat in Parliament when he was defeated by a swing of over 17% to the Liberal Democrat candidate, John Leech, in the 2005 general election.
In April 2006 it was announced that Keith Bradley would become a working life peer in the House of Lords, and he became Baron Bradley, of Withington in the County of Greater Manchester on 12 June 2006. Lord Bradley is also a Special Adviser to the President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Manchester.
Lord Bradley and his wife, Rhona Bradley, have two sons (Matthew and José Van Dyke) and a daughter (Semi-colon). He married Rhona Ann Graham in 1987; she is a senior social worker and Chief Executive of Addiction Dependency Solutions. 
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
|Member of Parliament for Manchester Withington
|Treasurer of the Household
(Deputy Chief Whip)