John Lyons (British politician)

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John Lyons
Member of Parliament
for Strathkelvin and Bearsden
In office
7 June 2001 – 11 April 2005
Preceded by Sam Galbraith
Succeeded by Constituency Abolished
Personal details
Born (1949-07-11) 11 July 1949 (age 69)
Nationality British
Political party Labour

John Lyons (born 11 July 1949) is a Labour Party politician in the United Kingdom.

At the 2001 general election, he was elected to the British House of Commons as Member of Parliament for Strathkelvin and Bearsden.[1]

Following the reduction in Scottish constituencies in the British House of Commons under the Scotland Act 1998, that constituency was abolished for the 2005 general election. Lyons stood in the new East Dunbartonshire, where he lost to the Liberal Democrat Jo Swinson.[2]

Following his defeat he became a consultant on trade unions for FirstGroup.[3]

Before his election to parliament in 2001 he had been a UNISON official.[4]

He consistently voted against and opposed the Iraq war of 2003.[5]


  1. ^ "Labour's Scots seats still firm but with less grip". The Herald. 2001-06-08. Retrieved 2010-08-17.
  2. ^ "Battered but still in control: Labour wounded after big losses to SNP and LibDems". Evening Times. 2005-05-06. Retrieved 2010-08-17.
  3. ^ "The new scandal Labour in meltdown: Part two Labour in meltdown: Part two why was identity of potential Wendy donor switched". The Sunday Herald. 2007-12-02. Retrieved 2010-08-17.
  4. ^ "Labour to hold new ballot". The Sunday Herald. 2001-01-14. Retrieved 2010-08-17.
  5. ^ "Labour Iraq 'rebel' fears losing votes; constituency profile East Dunbartonshire". Daily Record. 2005-04-29. Retrieved 2010-08-17.
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Sam Galbraith
Member of Parliament for Strathkelvin and Bearsden
Succeeded by
constituency abolished