Jonathan Shaw

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Jonathan Shaw was the Labour member of parliament for Chatham and Aylesford between 1997 and 2010.


Shaw was the Labour MP for Chatham and Aylesford between 1997 and 2010. In 1997 he won 43.1 percent of the vote, 48.3 percent in 2001 and 43.7 percent in 2005, before losing to the Conservative's Tracey Crouch in 2010, after obtaining 32.3 percent of the vote.[1] Whilst in Parliament he held the roles of parliamentary private secretary to the Rt Hon Ruth Kelly, parliamentary under-secretary to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and Department for Work and Pensions and minister of state for Regional Affairs.[2]

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  • Consultant, Various clients in the renewable energy industry, September 2010. Approved by ACOBA who saw "no reason why he should not accept appointments as a consultant advising on community engagement issues forthwith, subject to the condition that, for 12 months from his last day in office, he should not become personally involved in lobbying UK Government Ministers or Crown servants, including Special Advisers, on behalf of his clients".[3]


  1. Chatham and Aylesford The Guardian, accessed 8 December 2014
  2. Chatham and Aylesford They Work For Us, accessed 8 December 2014
  3. Twelfth Report 2010-2011 Advisory Committee on Business Appointments, accessed 8 December 2014