Mark Tami

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Mark Tami
Mark Tami MP.jpg
Member of Parliament
for Alyn and Deeside
Assumed office
7 June 2001
Preceded by Barry Jones
Majority 3,343 (8.1%)
Personal details
Born Mark Richard Tami
(1962-10-03) 3 October 1962 (age 53)
Enfield, Middlesex, England, UK
Nationality British
Political party Labour
Spouse(s) Sally Daniels Tami
Children 2
Alma mater University of Wales, Swansea
Website Official website

Mark Richard Tami (born 3 October 1962) is a British Labour Party politician, who has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Alyn and Deeside since 2001.

Early life[edit]

Born in Enfield, Tami was educated at Enfield Grammar School (by then a comprehensive school), and graduated in history at the University of Wales, Swansea. He was previously National Head of Policy of the union Amicus, (previously the Amalgamated Engineering and Electrical Union.[citation needed]

Parliamentary career[edit]

Tami was returned again as MP for Alyn and Deeside at the 2005 general election. He resigned his post as Parliamentary Private Secretary to Dawn Primarolo on 6 September 2006, due to the refusal by Tony Blair to name a date for stepping down as Prime Minister. He was joined by fellow Welsh MPs Ian Lucas and Wayne David in resignation. [1]

Tami was promoted in the reshuffle by Gordon Brown in October 2008 to a whip. After the 2010 general election Labour leader Ed Miliband made Tami Pairing Whip.

Tami was re-elected as MP for Alyn and Deeside on 7 May 2015 at the general election with a slightly increased majority from 2010.

Expenses[edit]

During the MPs expenses scandal Tami was one of a number of MPs accused by the Daily Telegraph of over-claiming on council tax expenses for their second home. Tami "I will go back and calculate the exact level I have over-claimed in error and repay the sum involved". Tami was found to have claimed £1,500 more than he should have for council tax on his London home. [2] It was also revealed that Tami had claimed £3,500 for a new bathroom and £220 on bedding and towels. [3]

Personal life[edit]

He married Sally Daniels in July 1994 in Bromley and they have two sons. They live in Llanfynydd having lived in Bromley for many years. He is a former member of the TUC General Council and an active member of the Fabian Society.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Resignations and threats:the plot to oust the Prime Minister". The Guardian. 7 September 2006. 
  2. ^ "MPs' expenses: MPs made inflated council tax claims". Daily Telegraph. 19 Jun 2009. Retrieved 29 March 2015. 
  3. ^ "Flintshire MP's David Hanson and Mark Tami reveal expenses". Daily Post. 19 April 2013. Retrieved 27 July 2016. 
  4. ^ Profile, votetami.marktami.co.uk; accessed 8 May 2015.

External links[edit]

News articles
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Barry Jones
Member of Parliament for Alyn and Deeside
2001–present
Incumbent