|Member of Parliament
6 May 2010
|Preceded by||Elliot Morley|
|Born||10 July 1955|
|Children||2 daughters, 1 son|
|Alma mater||University of Hull
King's College London
|Profession||Member of Parliament|
Before his career as an MP began, he was the Principal of John Leggott College Scunthorpe. He was the Leader of North Lincolnshire Council from 1997-2003. after leaving university he taught English at Greatfield High School in Hull (his parliamentary predecessor had also taught at this school). He then taught English in Gävle in eastern Sweden then came to teach English at the John Leggott College.
He was selected in October 2009 to represent Scunthorpe County and won the seat in May 2010 with a majority of 2,549.
He represents many issues related to Education and is a member of the Education Select Committee. Other issues of interest include debt regulation and he initiated a Westminster Hall Debate on Debt Management Plans.
Dakin is a member of over 20 all-party parliamentary groups (APPG), including Sustainable Housing, Financial Education for Young People and Conservation and Wildlife. He is the vice chair of the APPG for Biodiversity, the secretary of APPGs for Cannabis and Children, and Education, and also the treasurer for APPG on Debt and Personal Finance.
Dakin will be the chair of a newly created APPG on the Replacement of Animals in Medical Experimentation.
He married Audrey Balsom in 1979 in Leicester and has two daughters (born in March 1984 and April 1990) and a son (born in May 1986).
- "Election 2010-Constituency:Scunthorpe". Election 2010 (BBC). Retrieved 2 June 2010.
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
|Member of Parliament for Scunthorpe