|Member of the European Parliament
8 June 2009
|Preceded by||Glenys Kinnock|
|Born||2 May 1961
Neath, United Kingdom
|Political party||Labour Party (PES)|
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Vaughan was born in Aberfan and studied politics and history at Swansea University. He has served as a full-time trades union official, and is a member of the TGWU section of Unite. He was also leader of the Welsh Local Government Association from 2005 to 2008 and deputy leader from 2008 to 2009.
He was elected to Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council in 1995. He became leader of the Labour group, and leader of the council, in 2004.
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