Tory MP Christian Wakeford Biography, Wiki, Defects To Labour Party, Education, Net worth & More

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Who is Tory MP Christian Wakeford?

Christian Wakeford (born 9 November 1984) is a British Labour Party politician serving as Member of Parliament (MP) for Bury South since the 2019 general election. Elected as a Conservative, he defected to Labour on 19 January 2022.

Christian Wakeford Biography, Wiki

Christian Wakeford is the MP for Bury South, who was elected in 2019 with a majority of 402.

Prior to becoming an MP, Wakeford concurrently held multiple public office roles, such as a Local Education Authority governor for Colne Park High School from 2009 to 2017.

He became a Conservative county councillor for the Pendle Hill division on Lancashire County Council from May 2013.

After studying for a degree in Politics at Lancaster University, Wakeford was employed as an Indirect Account Manager at a telecoms company for four years, from October 2009 to October 2013. Concurrently, Wakeford undertook an undergraduate degree in Chemistry through the Open University from 2010 to 2014.

In an interview with Insurance Age in March 2020 – which described him as an “[i]nsurance broker turned Conservative MP” – Wakeford said “his time in the insurance industry” gave him “experience of the real world” and “the communication skills needed to speak to businesses”.

Born9 November 1984 (age 37)
Burnley, Lancashire, England
Political partyLabour (2022–present)
Other political
affiliations
Conservative (2013–2022)
Alma materLancaster University
Open University

Christian Wakeford Political Career

Prior to becoming an MP, Wakeford concurrently held several public office roles. From September 2009 to October 2017, he was a Local Education Authority governor for Colne Park High School. In May 2013, he was elected Conservative county councillor for Pendle Hill division on Lancashire County Council. From January 2015 to January 2016, he was a House of Commons case worker for Conservative MP Andrew Stephenson. From March 2018, he was co-chair of Lancashire County Council’s Education Scrutiny Committee.

In May 2015, he became a Conservative borough councillor for Barrowford ward on Pendle Borough Council.

In December 2019, Wakeford was elected as the Conservative MP for Bury South, winning the seat by 402 votes (a 0.8% majority) from long-term Labour MP, Ivan Lewis, who had held the seat since Labour’s landslide victory in 1997. Lewis had stood as an Independent candidate at the 2019 election, but polled in fifth place with 1,366 votes.

Tory MP Christian Wakeford Joining Labour

On 19 January 2022, Wakeford publicly confirmed that he had submitted a letter of no confidence in Johnson in light of the “Partygate” scandal.

Later that day, it was announced that Wakeford had defected to the Labour Party. He wrote to Johnson, “You and the Conservative Party as a whole have shown themselves incapable of offering the leadership and government this country deserves”. The changes Wakeford maintains are needed by his constituents, “can only be delivered by a Labour government with Keir Starmer.” Wakeford wrote to BBC News that Labour is, “ready to provide an alternative government that this country can be proud of, and not embarrassed by”.

Wakeford also wrote, “the policies of the Conservative government that you [Johnson] lead are doing nothing to help the people of my constituency and indeed are only making the struggles they face on a daily basis worse”. Wakeford expressed concerns about the, “cost of living crisis” and how the nation should recover from the Covid pandemic, Wakeford wrote the UK needed, “a government that upholds the highest standards of integrity and probity in public life”. Wakeford wrote he had, “no doubt” his constituents would best benefit from, “my joining a party that genuinely has their interests at heart”, and confessed he had, “wrestled with my conscience for many months”. Wakeford wrote Starmer had, “shown that integrity in the way he has led his party.”

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Who is Christian Wakeford’s Wife?

Christian Wakeford is married to Alexandra. He is a fan of rugby and real ale.

 Christian Wakeford's Wife
Christian Wakeford’s Wife

MP Christian Wakeford Contact, Address

Parliamentary

Contact the Member at their Westminster

address: House of Commons London SW1A 0AA

Phone: 020 7219 6437

Email: [email protected]

Constituency

Contact the Member at their constituency

address: Constituency office 11 Deansgate Radcliffe Manchester M26 2SH

Phone: 01615330801

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Who is Tory MP Christian Wakeford?

Christian Wakeford (born 9 November 1984) is a British Labour Party politician serving as Member of Parliament (MP) for Bury South since the 2019 general election. Elected as a Conservative, he defected to Labour on 19 January 2022.

Whom is Christian Wakeford Married?

Christian Wakeford is married to Alexandra.

What is Christian Wakeford’s Age?

Christian Wakeford is 37 years old.

What is Christian Wakeford’s Net worth?

Christian Wakeford’s net worth is unknown to us at this. His net worth will be updated soon as soon.

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