John Woodcock (politician)
|Shadow Minister for Transport|
9 October 2010
|Preceded by||Willie Bain|
|Member of Parliament
for Barrow and Furness
7 May 2010
|Preceded by||John Hutton|
14 October 1978 |
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
|Political party||Labour Co-operative|
|Alma mater||University of Edinburgh|
Early and personal life
Woodcock was elected to the House of Commons as Member of Parliament for Barrow and Furness in the 2010 general election with a majority of 5,208. He succeeded John Hutton, Labour MP for the constituency since 1992.
On 10 October 2010, only five months after being elected to Parliament, he was named a Shadow Minister for Transport. John stepped down from this post in January 2013. From July 2011-January 2013 Woodcock was Chair of Labour Friends of Israel.
In March 2015 Woodcock was reported to the UK Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards to determine whether his office had breached parliamentary rules. The investigation concerned his office's use of public funds for postage-paid envelopes and whether this contravened a rule which prohibits public funds being used to support the return of a person to public office. The postage-paid envelopes had been used in relation to a local Save Our Hospital campaign, an issue the local Conservative candidate claimed was prominent on Woodcock's 2015 General Election campaign leaflets.
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- Marcus Dysch (5 July 2011). "Labour Friends of Israel name new chair". Jewish Chronicle. Retrieved 21 October 2011.
- "House of Commons Public Bill Committee on the Defence Reform Bill 2013-14". Parliament.uk. Retrieved 17 September 2013.
- "Progress Chair and Vice-chairs". Progress Online. Retrieved 2015-03-17.
- "Barrow MP reported to watchdog over envelopes for raffle". North-West Evening Mail 2015-03-05. Retrieved 2015-03-20.
- I am depressed and I have decided to get help The Independent, 5 Dec 2013. Retrieved 1 January 2014.
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
|Member of Parliament for Barrow and Furness