Rob Marris

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Rob Marris
Member of Parliament
for Wolverhampton South West
In office
7 June 2001 – April 2010
Preceded by Jenny Jones
Succeeded by Paul Uppal
Personal details
Born (1955-04-08) 8 April 1955 (age 59)
Nationality British
Political party Labour
Alma mater University of British Columbia

Robert Howard Marris (born 8 April 1955) is a British Labour Party politician, who was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Wolverhampton South West from 2001 to 2010.

The son of Dr. Charles Marris and Margaret Marris JP, he was born in Wolverhampton and partially educated in the state system at Warstones Primary School, before attending Birchfield Preparatory School and St. Edward's School in Oxford. He then moved to Canada and spent some time as a lumberjack, before gaining first class honours in History and Sociology from the University of British Columbia. After 9 years in Canada he returned to Wolverhampton, and qualified as solicitor working for Thompsons, the specialist trade union solicitors, until he was elected to Parliament.[1]

On 8 July 2007, he became PPS to The Rt Hon Shaun Woodward, MP Secretary of State for Northern Ireland.

In June 2008, Marris was cautioned after causing damage, which he said was unintentional, to a badly parked van. [2]

In July 2008, Marris received the coveted "Backbencher of the Year" award [3] Marris has spoken in a "well above average" number of parliamentary debates and has a "well above average" voting record.[4]

Marris emerged well from the May 2009 political scandal of MPs expenses disclosures [5] being listed as a "saint" with minimal claims for second home.

He is Honorary President of the Wolves on Wheels Cycle Campaign.


  1. ^ "Rob Marris MP Wolverhampton South West". Retrieved 2009-08-02. 
  2. ^ Edwards, Richard (4 June 2008). "Labour MP Rob Marris cautioned for damaging van". The Daily Telegraph (London). Retrieved 22 May 2010. 
  3. ^ Backbencher of the year Marris really has a mind of his own.
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  5. ^ "MPs' expenses: The saints (Part ii)". The Daily Telegraph (London). 18 May 2009. Retrieved 22 May 2010. 

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Jenny Jones
Member of Parliament for Wolverhampton South West
Succeeded by
Paul Uppal