Paul Truswell

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Paul Truswell
Member of Parliament
for Pudsey
In office
2 May 1997 – 12 April 2010
Preceded by Giles Shaw
Succeeded by Stuart Andrew
Personal details
Born (1955-11-17) 17 November 1955 (age 61)
Sheffield, England
Nationality English
Political party Labour
Spouse(s) Suzanne
Children Richard, Michael
Alma mater University of Leeds

Paul Anthony Truswell (born 17 November 1955) is an English Labour Party politician, who was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Pudsey from 1997 to 2010.

He is a graduate of the University of Leeds and a current Leeds City Councillor for the Middleton Park ward.

On 8 July 2009, Truswell announced he would not stand again at the next general election. In a statement, he said "We all have to deal with life's many problems, but my recent traumatic car crash... has come on top of a period when I have found it increasingly difficult to undertake my heavy workload as an MP and to cope with a succession of family and personal issues, including illness, bereavement, and caring responsibilities. I have reluctantly come to the conclusion that I do not, at this time, have the physical and mental stamina to fulfil both of the hugely demanding roles of MP and parliamentary candidate in the run-up to the next general election."[1]


  1. ^ "Crash MP 'lacks stamina for job'". BBC News Online. 2009-07-08. Retrieved 2009-07-08. 

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Giles Shaw
Member of Parliament for Pudsey
Succeeded by
Stuart Andrew