John Healey

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John Healey MP

John Healey is a British Labour Party politician, who has been the Member of Parliament for Wentworth and Dearne since 1997, and former minister of state for Housing and Planning.

Healey is former shadow secretary of state for health, minister of state at the Department for Communities and Local Government, financial secretary at the HM Treasury as well as former parliamentary under-secretary for the Department for Education. [1]

In the 2015, Healey was re-elected with a majority of 14,838. [2]

Following the 2015 leadership election, Healey is currently serving as Shadow Minister for Housing and Planning having worked this portfolio during Gordon Brown's premiership. [3]


  1. Rt Hon John Healey MP, accessed 24 October 2014
  2. John Healey Express, accessed 15 May 2015
  3. Who's who in Corbyn's Shadow Cabinet BBC News, Accessed 16 September 2015