Joe Irvin

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Joe Irvin is the Chief Executive of Living Streets the UK charity that campaigns for pedestrians.[1] He was formerly CEO of the National Association for Voluntary and Community Action.[2]

He was previously a British Labour Party politician who was a political advisor to Gordon Brown during his term as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.[3] He has in the past worked as special advisor to Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott, as well as for the Transport and General Workers' Union,[4] BAA[5] and the RSPB (Royal Society for the Protection of Birds).[6]

Personal life[edit]

He is married to Diana Holland, Assistant General Secretary of Unite trade union and Treasurer of the Labour Party.


  1. ^ Living Streets Announces Joe Irvin as its new CEO, Charity Times, 21 July 2014
  2. ^ Guardian Voluntary Sector network
  3. ^ Gordon Brown's biggest influences: 40-31, Daily Telegraph, 12 Feb 2008
  4. ^ Labour to pick Chris Lennie as new general secretary, New Statesman, 27 June 2011
  5. ^ Deedes, Henry (2007-04-25). "Tories try to rubbish Gordon's next bag man". The Independent. London. Archived from the original on 2013-01-26. Retrieved 2010-03-06.
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