Michael Dugher

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Michael Dugher
MP
Shadow Minister for the Cabinet Office
Incumbent
Assumed office
7 October 2013
Leader Ed Miliband
Preceded by Jon Trickett
Vice Chair of the Labour Party
Incumbent
Assumed office
7 October 2011
Leader Ed Miliband
Preceded by Stephen Timms
Shadow Minister without Portfolio
In office
7 October 2011 – 7 October 2013
Leader Ed Miliband
Preceded by Jon Trickett
Succeeded by Jon Trickett
Member of Parliament
for Barnsley East
Incumbent
Assumed office
6 May 2010
Preceded by Constituency Created
Majority 11,090 (28.9%)
Personal details
Born (1975-04-26) 26 April 1975 (age 39)
Edlington, South Yorkshire, England
Political party Labour
Spouse(s) Joanna Dugher[1]
Religion Roman Catholic[2]
Website www.michaeldugher.co.uk

Michael Vincent Dugher (26 April 1975)[3] is a British Labour Party politician, who has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Barnsley East since 2010.[4]

He is currently Vice-Chair of the Labour Party, deputy to Jon Ashworth.

Early life and career[edit]

Born and raised in Edlington, South Yorkshire, he went to school in the village and in Doncaster and graduated from the University of Nottingham.

Prior to his election, he worked at 10 Downing Street as the Chief Political Spokesman for Prime Minister Gordon Brown.

A party insider, he also worked as an advisor to the Department of Transport, Local Government and Regional Affairs and Ministry of Defence; as well as to the Leader of the House of Commons and the Government Chief Whip.

He was formerly the Head of Policy of the trade union, AEEU.

He has also been a lobbyist for EDS.[5]

Parliamentary career[edit]

Dugher was a Shadow Minister of Defence before becoming the Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Leader of the Opposition. In 2011 he was promoted to Ed Miliband's Shadow Cabinet as Shadow Minister without Portfolio, a role where he could roam across portfolios and co-ordinate shadow ministers' attacks on the government. In the October 2013 Reshuffle he became Shadow Minister for the Cabinet Office http://www.labour.org.uk/labour-shadow-cabinet but retains lead responsibility for communications and day to day campaigning in support of Labours General Election campaign.

Personal life[edit]

Michael Dugher is a keen supporter of Nottingham Forest F.C.

References[edit]

http://www.labour.org.uk/labour-shadow-cabinet

External links[edit]

Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Constituency Created
Member of Parliament for
Barnsley East

2010–present
Incumbent
Political offices
Preceded by
Jon Trickett
Shadow Minister without Portfolio
2011–2013
Succeeded by
Jon Trickett
Preceded by
Jon Trickett
Shadow Minister for the Cabinet Office
2013–present
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Party political offices
Preceded by
Stephen Timms
Vice Chair of the Labour Party
2011–present
Succeeded by
Incumbent