Brian White (British politician)
|Member of Parliament
for North East Milton Keynes
1 May 1997 – 5 May 2005
|Preceded by||Peter Butler|
|Succeeded by||Mark Lancaster|
|Born||Brian Arthur Robert White
5 May 1957
Belfast, Northern Ireland
|Died||5 July 2016
Milton Keynes, England
(1984.07.04－2016, his death)
Brian Arthur Robert White (5 May 1957 – 5 July 2016) was a British Labour Party politician. He was Member of Parliament (MP) for North East Milton Keynes from the 1997 general election, but lost his seat in 2005.
He worked for HM Customs and Excise in Southend-on-Sea on the design of the VAT accounting system, then became an IT consultant, working in the USA, Finland and Canada, and for Abbey National until 1997.
White was first elected to Parliament when Labour returned to power at the 1997 general election with a 240-vote majority, when he overturned the Conservative Peter Butler's majority of 14,000 obtained at the previous election.
He was returned at the 2001 election with a slightly increased majority of 1,829, but at the 2005 election he lost his seat to the Conservative candidate Mark Lancaster whose 1,665 majority represented a 3.6% swing.
Before his election to Parliament in 1997, White had been Deputy Leader of Milton Keynes Council and the Secretary of the Local Government Association Labour Group. He had joined the local council in 1987, but resigned to take his seat in Parliament.
In the local elections of May 2007, he was elected to Milton Keynes Council as a member for Stantonbury. He was re-elected in May 2011 and May 2014. He served as Mayor of Milton Keynes for a year from May 2013.
He married Leena Lindholm on 4 July 1984 in Finland. He had two stepsons.
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|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
|Member of Parliament for North East Milton Keynes