Barry Gardiner

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Barry Gardiner

Barry Gardiner (born 10 March 1957, Glasgow) is Labour Party MP for Brent North and a former mister under the Blair and Brown governments.

In the May 2015 general election, Gardiner was re-elected with a majority of 10,834. [1]

Parliamentary career

  • parliamentary under-secretary of state for Northern Ireland in April 2004
  • parliamentary under-secretary of state at the Department for Trade and Industry in May 2005
  • parliamentary under-secretary of state at Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs between May 2006-June 2007
  • July 2007 appointed as the prime minister's special representative on forestry.[2] He left this position in September 2008, after having accused Mr Brown of 'vacillation, loss of international credibility and timorous political manoeuvres that the public cannot understand'cl.[3]


Publications, Contact, Resources and Notes




Notes and references

  1. ref needed
  2. Gardiner, Barry, Barry Gardiner Biography, accessed 25 November 2008.
  3. BBC, "Beckett warning to Labour rebels," 15 September 2008, accessed 25 November 2008.
  4. Reynolds Partners, Barry Gardiner, accessed 25 November 2008.
  5. Simon Walters, Caroline Graham and Glen Owen Hard at work in... Mexico: Miliband's flood supremo basks in 29C on sun-kissed jolly as Britons count the cost of the deluge The Daily Mail, 23 February 2014, accessed 6 November 2014
  6. The Advisory Committee on Business Appointments Ninth Report 2006-2008 Advisory Committee on Business Appointments, accessed 6 November 2014