Jon Trickett

Jon Hedley Trickett (born 2 July 1950) is a British Labour politician who has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Hemsworth in West Yorkshire since a 1996 by-election. He was Shadow Lord President of the Council from 2016 to 2020 and served as Shadow Minister for the Cabinet Office from 2011 to 2013 and 2017 to 2020. He was the Labour Party National Campaign Coordinator under Jeremy Corbyn from 2015 to 2017.

Jon Trickett
Official portrait, 2017
Shadow Lord President of the Council
In office
27 June 2016  5 April 2020
LeaderJeremy Corbyn
Preceded byOffice established
Succeeded byOffice abolished
Shadow Minister for the Cabinet Office
In office
9 February 2017  5 April 2020
LeaderJeremy Corbyn
Preceded byIan Lavery
Succeeded byRachel Reeves
In office
7 October 2011  7 October 2013
LeaderEd Miliband
Preceded byTessa Jowell
Succeeded byMichael Dugher
Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills
In office
5 July 2016  6 October 2016
LeaderJeremy Corbyn
Preceded byAngela Eagle
Succeeded byClive Lewis (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)
Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government
In office
14 September 2015  27 June 2016
LeaderJeremy Corbyn
Preceded byEmma Reynolds
Succeeded byGrahame Morris
Labour Party National Campaign Coordinator
In office
14 September 2015  10 February 2017
LeaderJeremy Corbyn
Preceded byDouglas Alexander
Succeeded byIan Lavery &
Andrew Gwynne
Shadow Minister without Portfolio
In office
7 October 2013  14 September 2015
LeaderEd Miliband
Harriet Harman (Acting)
Preceded byMichael Dugher
Succeeded byJon Ashworth
Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Prime Minister
In office
4 October 2008  11 May 2010
Prime MinisterGordon Brown
Preceded byIan Austin
Succeeded byDesmond Swayne
Member of Parliament
for Hemsworth
Assumed office
1 February 1996
Preceded byDerek Enright
Majority1,180 (2.7%)
Leader of Leeds City Council
In office
1989–1996
Preceded byGeorge Mudie
Succeeded byBrian Walker
Leeds City Councillor
for Beeston Ward
In office
28 September 1984  1996
Preceded byMichael McGowan
Succeeded byAngela Gabriel
Personal details
Born
Jon Hedley Trickett

(1950-07-02) 2 July 1950 (age 71)
Leeds, England
Political partyLabour
Other political
affiliations
Socialist Campaign Group
Spouse(s)Sarah Balfour
Children3
EducationRoundhay School
Alma materUniversity of Hull
University of Leeds
WebsiteOfficial website

Trickett served as the Parliamentary Private Secretary to Prime Minister Gordon Brown from 2008 to 2010 and was promoted to the Shadow Cabinet by Ed Miliband in 2011 as Shadow Minister for the Cabinet Office.

Trickett was appointed Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government under new Party Leader Jeremy Corbyn in September 2015, before serving as Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills from July to October 2016. He was later appointed Shadow Minister for the Cabinet Office by Corbyn in February 2017, alongside his portfolio as Shadow Lord President of the Council.

He is a member of the Socialist Campaign Group, a parliamentary group of Labour MPs.


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