Karl Turner (politician)
|Karl Turner MP|
Turner in 2015
|Member of Parliament
for Kingston upon Hull East
6 May 2010
|Preceded by||John Prescott|
|Born||Karl William Turner
15 April 1971
Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, England
|Alma mater||University of Hull|
Born in Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, Turner was educated at Bransholme High School from 1984 to 1987, and left school at the age of 16. From 1987 to 1989, he attended HCC Training to study Business Administration. Later, Turner became a self-employed antiques dealer. He returned to education in the late 1990s to study A-levels at Hull College, before he graduated with a law degree as a mature student from the University of Hull in 2004. He became a barrister in 2005 after passing the Bar Vocational Course at Northumbria University and went on to practise criminal law for the Max Gold Partnership in Hull.
Turner was selected by the Labour Party as the prospective parliamentary candidate for Kingston upon Hull East in March 2008 (although this was not confirmed by Labour Party HQ until August 2008) for the upcoming general election after John Prescott confirmed he would not stand. He was elected to the House of Commons as Member of Parliament for Kingston upon Hull East at the 2010 general election by a majority of 8,597.
In April 2014, Turner admitted breaking House of Commons rules by circulating invitations to a £45-a-head Labour Party fundraising event from parliamentary email accounts. He was appointed Shadow Solicitor General by Labour leader Ed Miliband on 3 December 2014, and continued to serve as an opposition whip.
He is married to Leanne Turner.
- "Karl William Turner". Companies House. Retrieved 16 November 2015.
- "Karl Turner MP". BBC News. Retrieved 25 July 2010.
- "About Karl". Karl Turner. Retrieved 16 November 2015.
- "Alumni – Profiles: Hull Training Graduates: Karl Turner MP". HCC Training. Archived from the original on 24 July 2012.
- "Turner's bid for history books". Hull Daily Mail. 18 March 2008. Retrieved 16 November 2015.
- "Prescott's Hull East successor confirmed". Hull Daily Mail. 1 September 2008. Retrieved 16 November 2015.
- "Hull East". BBC News. Retrieved 7 May 2010.
- Young, Angus (24 April 2014). "Hull MP Karl Turner admits breaking House of Commons rules over fundraiser". Hull Daily Mail. Retrieved 16 November 2015.
- "Labour reshuffle: Peer takes shadow attorney role". BBC News. 3 December 2014. Retrieved 16 November 2015.
- Harley, Nick (15 April 2013). "Burglar raided MP's east Hull home". Hull Daily Mail. Retrieved 16 November 2015.
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
|Member of Parliament for Kingston upon Hull East