Mike O'Brien was the Labour member of parliament for Warwickshire North between 1992 and 2010.
O'Brien was the Labour member of parliament for Warwickshire North from 1992 to 2010. He won 46.1 percent in 1992, 58.4 percent in 1997, 54.1 percent in 2001 and 48.1 percent in 2005, before coming second to the Conservative's Dan Byles in 2010 by 0.1% after obtaining 40.1 percent of the vote. Whilst in parliament he held the positions of parliamentary under-secretary at the Home Office and Foreign and Commonwealth Office and minister of state at the Department of Trade and Industry, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Department for Work and Pensions, Department for Energy and Climate Change and the Department of Health.
- Independent Barrister, March 2011. Approved by ACOBA who saw "no reason why he should not take up employment as an independent Barrister forthwith, on the basis that he would stand aside from dealing with any matter about which he had confidential or privileged information acquired while he was a Minister".
Back for more! 14 Labour and Lib Dem ex-MPs given payoffs of up to £55,000 when they lost their seats are standing again
In the 2010 election O'Brien lost his MP's seat of Warwickshire North to Dan Byles, the Conservative MP. Following this loss, O'Brien was given a payoff of £64,766, but just five years after he was handed this 'resettlement grant', he has been reselected by the Labour party to contest the same seat in the upcoming 2015 general election 
- Warwickshire North Guardian, accessed 8 December 2014
- Mike O'Brien They Work For You, accessed 8 December 2014
- Twelfth Report 2010-2011 Advisory Committee on Business Appointments, accessed 8 December 2014
- Jack Doyle Back for more! 14 Labour and Lib Dem ex-MPs given payoffs of up to £55,000 when they lost their seats are standing again Daily Mail, 5 February 2015, accessed 22 April 2015