Michael Dugher

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Michael Dugher
MP
Shadow Secretary of State for Transport
Incumbent
Assumed office
5 November 2014
Leader Ed Miliband
Preceded by Mary Creagh
Shadow Minister for the Cabinet Office
In office
7 October 2013 – 5 November 2014
Leader Ed Miliband
Preceded by Jon Trickett
Succeeded by Lucy Powell
Vice Chair of the Labour Party
In office
7 October 2011 – 5 November 2014
Leader Ed Miliband
Preceded by Stephen Timms
Succeeded by Jon Trickett
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 Michael Vincent Dugher
(1975-04-26) 26 April 1975 (age 39)
Edlington, South Yorkshire, England
Political party Labour
Spouse(s) Joanna Dugher
Religion Roman Catholic[1]
Website Official website

Michael Vincent Dugher (26 April 1975)[2] is a British Labour Party politician, who has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Barnsley East since 2010.[3] He is currently Vice-Chair of the Labour Party, deputy to Jon Ashworth.[citation needed]

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.[citation needed]

He has served as a lobbyist for EDS.[4]

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.[5]

Dugher held post of Vice-Chair of Labour Friends of Israel.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Profile, catholicherald.co.uk; accessed 22 October 2014.
  2. ^ Profile, ukwhoswho.com; accessed 22 October 2014.
  3. ^ "Barnsley East". Election 2010. BBC. 7 May 2010. Retrieved 11 May 2010. 
  4. ^ "Many lobbyists win seats but some see majority decreased", prweek.com; accessed 22 October 2014.
  5. ^ Profile, labour.org.uk; accessed 22 October 2014.
  6. ^ Oliver Wright (10 October 2010). "Anger grows within Labour over forced Palestinian vote". The Independent. Retrieved 22 October 2014. 
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