Gordon Prentice

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Gordon Prentice
Member of Parliament
for Pendle
In office
9 April 1992 – 12 April 2010
Preceded by John Lee
Succeeded by Andrew Stephenson
Personal details
Born (1951-01-28) 28 January 1951 (age 65)
Edinburgh, Scotland
Nationality Scottish
Political party Labour
Spouse(s) Bridget Corr (m. 1975–2000)
Alma mater University of Glasgow

Gordon Prentice (born 28 January 1951) is a British Labour Party politician, who was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Pendle in Lancashire, from 1992 to 2010.

Early life[edit]

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.

Parliamentary career[edit]

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.

Personal life[edit]

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
Preceded by
John Lee
Member of Parliament for Pendle
Succeeded by
Andrew Stephenson