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John Leslie PRESCOTT

member of parliament

John Leslie PRESCOTT, British Member of Parliament.


PRESCOTT, John Leslie was born on May 31, 1938. Parents: John Herbert Prescott.


Ellesmere Port Secondary Modem School. Ruskin College, Oxford University. Hull University.


Trade Union Official. National Union of Seamen, 1968-1970. Member of Parliament for Hull East, since 1970.

Member, Commons Select Committee on Nationalised Industries, 1973. United Kingdom Delegate, Council of Europe and Western European Union, 1972-1975. United Kingdom Delegate, European Community Parliament, 1975.

Leader of Labour Party Delegation to European Community Parliament, 1976-1979. Parliamentary Private Secretary to Secretary of State for Trade, 1974-1976. Opposition Front Bench Transport Spokesman, 1979-1981, and on Regional Affairs and Devolution, 1981-1983.

Member. Shadow Cabinet and Labour Party Spokesman on Transport, 1983-1984. Opposition Front Bench Spokesman on Employment, 1984-1987. On Energy 198788, and on Transport, since 1988.

Shadow Secretary of State for Transport, since 1992. Steward in Merchant Navy, 1955-1963.


  • Other Interests

    Aqua diving; jazz; music.


Spouse Pauline Tilston, 1961. Children: two s.