Neil Coyle

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Neil Coyle
MP
Official portrait of Neil Coyle crop 2.jpg
Official Parliamentary portrait, June 2017
Member of Parliament
for Bermondsey and Old Southwark
Assumed office
7 May 2015
Preceded by Simon Hughes
Majority 12,972 (22.1%)
Member of the Southwark London Borough Council
for Newington
In office
6 May 2010 – 22 March 2016
Preceded by James Gurling
Succeeded by James Coldwell
Personal details
Born (1978-12-30) 30 December 1978 (age 39)
Luton, England
Political party Labour
Alma mater University of Hull

Neil Coyle MP (born 30 December 1978) is a British Labour Party politician. He is the Member of Parliament (MP) for Bermondsey & Old Southwark, first elected at the 2015 general election.[1]

Coyle also served the constituency as a councillor, taking his place in the Newington ward in 2010. After his re-election as a councillor in 2014, Coyle became Deputy Mayor of the London Borough of Southwark.

Alongside his role as trustee for a local mental health charity and the North Southwark Environment Trust, he is also a national policy and campaigns advisor on social care and tackling poverty. He has raised funds for the Evelina Children's Hospital and for a local Garden Farm.[2]

Neil Coyle was one of 36 Labour MPs to nominate Jeremy Corbyn as a candidate in the Labour leadership election of 2015.[3] Following the May 2016 elections, he co-wrote an article with Jo Cox which said that they had "come to regret" that decision.[4]

On 3 December 2015, he received a death threat through Twitter after voting for military action against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant in Syria. Coyle received police protection.[5]

At the 2017 snap general election, Coyle was re-elected with an increased majority.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bermondsey & Old Southwark Parliamentary constituency". BBC. Retrieved 8 May 2015.
  2. ^ "Neil Coyle profile". Labour Party. Retrieved 8 May 2015.
  3. ^ "Who nominated who for the 2015 Labour leadership election?". New Statesman. London. 15 June 2015.
  4. ^ Cox, Jo; Coyle, Neil (6 May 2016). "We nominated Jeremy Corbyn for the leadership. Now we regret it". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 8 May 2016.
  5. ^ Dearden, Lizzie (3 December 2015). "Labour MP Neil Coyle reports death threat over support for Syria air strikes to police". The Independent. London. Retrieved 4 December 2015.
  6. ^ Mason, Rowena; Elgot, Jessica (9 June 2017). "Jeremy Corbyn plans alternative Queen's speech challenging May". the Guardian.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Simon Hughes
Member of Parliament
for Bermondsey and Old Southwark

2015–present
Incumbent