Alex Norris

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Alex Norris

Official portrait of Alex Norris crop 2.jpg
Member of Parliament
for Nottingham North
Assumed office
8 June 2017
Preceded byGraham Allen
Majority11,160 (29.1%)
Personal details
Born (1984-02-04) 4 February 1984 (age 35)[1]
Manchester, England
NationalityBritish
Political partyLabour and Cooperative

Alexander James Jordan Norris[2] (born 4 February 1984) is a British Labour and Cooperative Party politician. He is the Member of Parliament for Nottingham North, first elected at the 2017 general election.[3][4]

Early life and career[edit]

Norris was born in Altrincham as an IVF baby. He moved to Nottingham in 2003 to study.[5]

Norris served as a member of Nottingham City Council, for Basford ward for six years whilst working for a trade union, before being elected to parliament in 2017.[6]

Parliamentary career[edit]

In his maiden parliamentary speech, Norris called for an end to poverty.[7] He later spoke about issues such as voter registration and modern slavery.[8] In 2018, he called for a debate on the introduction of safe standing in English football.[9]

On 5 March 2019, Norris was appointed as acting Shadow Minister for the Department of International Development.[10]

Personal life[edit]

Norris is a keen runner, supports Manchester City and has two border collies.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Members' Names Data Platform query". UK Parliament. Retrieved 24 April 2019.
  2. ^ "No. 61961". The London Gazette. 19 June 2017. p. 11784.
  3. ^ "Nottingham North". Election 2017. BBC News. Retrieved 10 June 2017.
  4. ^ Bryan, Sarah (2017-04-26). "Labour announce candidate for Nottingham North". Nottingham Post. Retrieved 2017-06-09.
  5. ^ a b "Councillor Alex Norris". Nottinghamcity.gov.uk. Retrieved 2017-06-09.
  6. ^ Sandeman, Kit (2 July 2017). "MP who was one of the first IVF babies says 'NHS is so important'".
  7. ^ "My maiden speech in Parliament". 28 June 2017.
  8. ^ "Alex in Parliament - Alex Norris MP". alexnorrismp.co.uk.
  9. ^ "Nottingham MP calls for safe standing to be allowed". Nottingham Post. 21 April 2018. Retrieved 6 March 2019.
  10. ^ @LabourDfID (2019-03-05). "We're delighted to announce that @ANorrisMP is joining the Labour DFID team as the new acting shadow minister" (Tweet). Retrieved 2019-03-06 – via Twitter.

External links[edit]

Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Graham Allen
Member of Parliament
for Nottingham North

2017–present
Incumbent