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Biography

Ian Austin

Constituency
Dudley North

Introduction

Ian Austin was born Ian Christopher Austin on 06 March 1965 in Dudley, England and is the Labour MP for Dudley North.

Ian Austin ceased to be a member of the House of Commons on 03 May 2017 (general election).

Posts

In the past, Ian Austin has held the position of Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Communities and Local Government) (Planning) (2009 to 2010), Minister of State (Regional Affairs) (West Midlands) (2008 to 2010), Assistant Whip (HM Treasury) (2008 to 2009) in government.

He was Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions) (2011 to 2013), Shadow Minister (Culture, Media and Sport) (2010 to 2011), Shadow Minister (Communities and Local Government) (2010 to 2010) in opposition.

Interests

Ian Austin has the following specific interests :
Politics - Housing, education, training and skills, employment, manufacturing and trade, sport