John Francis Spellar


John Francis Spellar was re-elected MP for Warley on May 7th 2015 with 22012 votes, taking 58.2% of the vote.

John’s career as a politician started in 1970, when he was a councillor in the London Borough of Bromley for four years. In the 1982 by-election he was first elected MP for Birmingham Northfield, but didn’t hold the seat in the following year’s general election. Ten years later, in 1992, he was elected MP once again, this time for Warley West, and appointed an opposition whip. In 1994 he was the opposition spokesman for Northern Ireland, following which he joined the shadow Defence ministers in 1995. During Tony Blair’s legislatures, he covered roles in the Minister of State for the Armed Forces, Minister of State for Transport and Minister of State for Northern Ireland. John left the front benches in 2005, but in 2008 rejoined the government again to become Comptroller of the Household, position he held for two years. In 2010 he was first elected Mp for Warley.

‘<' . strtolower('Array')>John, born in 1947, studied at St Edmund Hall, Oxford. Before becoming a career politician he worked as a trade union official.

Constituency: Warley

Constituency Address: Brandhall Labour Club, Tame Road, Oldbury, B68 0JT

Constituency Tel: 0121 423 2933

Date of Birth: 578/1947


Party: Labour

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