Judith Cummins

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Judith Cummins

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Shadow Minister for International Trade
Assumed office
12 January 2018
LeaderJeremy Corbyn
Member of Parliament
for Bradford South
Assumed office
8 May 2015
Preceded byGerry Sutcliffe
Majority6,700 (16.3%)
Leeds City Councillor
for Temple Newsam Ward
In office
2012 – 2016
Preceded byWilliam Hyde
Succeeded byDebra Coupar
Bradford City Councillor
for Royds Ward
In office
2004 – 2007
Preceded byWard created
Succeeded byGill Thornton
Personal details
Judith Mary Black

(1967-06-26) 26 June 1967 (age 51)
Political partyLabour
Alma materRuskin College
University of Leeds
WebsiteOfficial website

Judith Cummins MP (born 26 June 1967) is a British Labour Party politician. She has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Bradford South since May 2015.[1]

She was educated at Ruskin College and the University of Leeds, attending college as a mature student on a Trade Union scholarship.

Cummins was first elected as a local councillor on City of Bradford Council in 2004, representing the Royds ward. She served her full three-term before not standing again at the 2007 council election. Her former ward now forms part of her Bradford South constituency.[2][3]

Following this, Cummins was elected as a Leeds City Councillor for four years, representing Temple Newsam ward for a full four-year term from 2012 to 2016.[4]

Before her selection as the Labour parliamentary candidate for Bradford South for the 2015 general election, she lost out to Richard Burgon in the selection process for Leeds East, despite being a local councillor within the constituency.


  1. ^ "Election 2015: Bradford South parliamentary constituency". BBC News. Archived from the original on 8 May 2015. Retrieved 8 May 2015.
  2. ^ CUMMINS, Judith. ukwhoswho.com. Who's Who. 2017 (online ed.). A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. (subscription or UK public library membership required) (subscription required)
  3. ^ "24 things you may not know about your Bradford South candidates". Bradford Telegraph and Argus. Retrieved 5 June 2018.
  4. ^ "Council and democracy". City of Leeds Council. Retrieved 5 June 2018.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Gerry Sutcliffe
Member of Parliament
for Bradford South