|Member of Parliament
9 April 1992 – 12 April 2010
|Preceded by||John Lee|
|Succeeded by||Andrew Stephenson|
28 January 1951 |
|Spouse(s)||Bridget Corr (m. 1975–2000)|
|Alma mater||University of Glasgow|
He was educated at the independent George Heriot's School in Edinburgh, and the University of Glasgow, where he received an MA in Politics and Economics in 1972, and was president of the union. From 1982 to 1992, he worked for the Labour Party Policy Directorate.
Prentice was first elected at the 1992 General Election, for Pendle. He was one of the few Labour MPs not to endorse Gordon Brown for the 2007 Labour Leadership, instead nominating left winger John McDonnell. On 28 July 2008, he became the second MP, after Graham Stringer, to call for Gordon Brown to resign. He was a member of the Public Administration Committee, during the 2005–10 Parliament.
He married Bridget Prentice (née Corr), later also an MP, whom he had met while at university, on 20 December 1975. The couple divorced in 2000, having been separated since 1997.
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|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
|Member of Parliament for Pendle
1992 – 2010
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