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Biography

Rt Hon Ben Bradshaw

Constituency
Exeter

Introduction

Rt Hon Ben Bradshaw was born Benjamin Peter James Bradshaw on 30 August 1960 in London , England and is the Labour MP for Exeter.

Rt Hon Ben Bradshaw ceased to be a member of the House of Commons on 03 May 2017 (general election).

Posts

In the past, Mr Ben Bradshaw has held the position of Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (2009 to 2010), Minister of State (Regional Affairs) (South West) (2007 to 2009), Minister of State (Department of Health) (Health Services) (2007 to 2009), Minister of State (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (Local Environment, Marine and Animal Welfare) (2006 to 2007), Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (Local Environment, Marine and Animal Welfare) (2003 to 2006), Parliamentary Secretary (Privy Council Office) (2002 to 2003), Deputy Leader of the House of Commons (2002 to 2003), Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (2001 to 2002) in government.

He was Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (also Shadow Deputy Prime Minister) (2010 to 2010) in opposition.

Interests

Mr Ben Bradshaw has the following specific interests :
Politics - Foreign affairs, environment, transport, modernisation of Parliament
Countries - Europe - particularly Germany and Italy, USA