Nic Dakin

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Nic Dakin
Member of Parliament
for Scunthorpe
Assumed office
6 May 2010
Preceded by Elliot Morley
Majority 2,549 (6.9%)
Personal details
Born (1955-07-10) 10 July 1955 (age 59)
Nationality British
Political party Labour
Spouse(s) Audrey Balsom
Children 2 daughters, 1 son
Residence Scunthorpe
Alma mater University of Hull
King's College London
Occupation English teacher
Profession Member of Parliament

Nicholas Dakin (born 10 July 1955) is a British Labour Party politician, who has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Scunthorpe since 2010.[1]

Early life[edit]

He was educated at Longslade Upper School (now called Longslade Community College) on Wanlip Lane in Birstall, Leicestershire, the University of Hull, and King's College London.

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.

Parliamentary career[edit]

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.

Personal life[edit]

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).


  1. ^ "Election 2010-Constituency:Scunthorpe". Election 2010 (BBC). Retrieved 2 June 2010. 

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Elliot Morley
Member of Parliament for Scunthorpe