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 12 September 2015 Watson beat other promising candidates such as Stella Creasy and Angela Eagle to claim the deputy leadership of the party, breaching the 50 per cent threshold in the third round of voting. [4]


  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
  4. Who's who in Corbyn's Shadow Cabinet BBC News, Accessed 16 September 2015