Tom Watson

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Tom Watson is the MP for West Bromwich East and the former Deputy Chair of the Labour Party.[1]

Watson resigned from the Shadow Cabinet on 4 July 2013 amid recrimination within the Labour party over a suspended selection in the Falkirk constituency.[2]

In the 2015 general election, Watson was re-elected with a majority of 9,470. [3]

On the 12th of September 2015 Watson overcame other promising candidates like Stella Creasey and Angela Eagle to claim the Deputy leadership of the party, breaching the 50% threshold in the 3rd round of voting.


  1. Mr Tom Watson,, accessed 15 May 2013.
  2. Crick on Watson’s DNA, Channel 4 News, 4 July 2013.
  3. Tom Watson Express, accessed 19 May 2015