Member of Parliament for Wansbeck & Chair of the Labour Party.
Ian Lavery has been the Labour Party MP for Wansbeck since 2010. Ian was born and raised in the Wansbeck Constituency in Northumberland.
'I have had the honour of representing Wansbeck in Parliament from 2010 & was re-elected in 2015 & 2017 with an increased majority. Before I was elected as an MP, I was proud to serve the former Wansbeck District as an elected Councillor. I have called Northumberland home my entire life and this wonderful County is the only area I would ever want to represent in Parliament.'
Following Labour's 2017 General Election campaign Ian was appointed as Chair of the Labour Party, having previously served as a Shadow Minister to the Cabinet Office, Co-National Campaigns Coordinator and Chair of Campaigns and Elections.
Ian has spent his life campaigning for the people of Wansbeck and has continued to represent the views, struggles and concerns of his constituents throughout his time in Parliament. Fighting for Wansbeck in Westminster will always be Ian's priority.