Mark Tami

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Mark Tami
Mark Tami MP.jpg
Member of Parliament
for Alyn and Deeside
Assumed office
7 June 2001
Preceded by Barry Jones
Majority 2,919 (7.3%)
Personal details
Born (1962-10-03) 3 October 1962 (age 52)
Enfield, Middlesex, England
Nationality British
Political party Labour
Spouse(s) Sally Tami[1]
Alma mater University of Wales, Swansea

Mark Richard Tami (born 3 October 1962) is a British Labour Party politician, who has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Alyn and Deeside since 2001.

Early life[edit]

Born in Enfield, Tami was educated at Enfield Grammar School (by then a comprehensive school), and graduated in history at the University of Wales, Swansea.

Mark Tami was previously National Head of Policy of the union Amicus, (previously the Amalgamated Engineering and Electrical Union - AEEU).

Parliamentary career[edit]

Mark Tami was returned again as MP for Alyn and Deeside at the 2005 general election.

He resigned his post as Parliamentary Private Secretary to Dawn Primarolo on 6 September 2006, due to the refusal by Tony Blair to name a date for stepping down as Prime Minister. He was joined by fellow Welsh MPs Ian Lucas and Wayne David in resignation.

Mark Tami was promoted in the reshuffle by Gordon Brown in October 2008 to a whip.

After the 2010 general election Labour leader Ed Miliband made Tami Pairing Whip.


During the MPs expenses scandal Tami was one of a number of MPs accused by the Daily Telegraph of over-claiming on council tax expenses for their second home. Tami "I will go back and calculate the exact level I have over-claimed in error and repay the sum involved"[2]

Personal life[edit]

He married Sally Daniels in July 1994 in Bromley and they have two sons (born March 1998 and September 2000). They live in Llanfynydd having lived in Bromley for many years.

Among his interests outside Parliament are football, antiques, cricket, fishing and shooting. He is a strong supporter of compulsory voting, is a former member of the TUC General Council and an active member of the Fabian Society.[3]


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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Barry Jones
Member of Parliament for Alyn and Deeside