Austin Mitchell

Former Labour MP for Great Grimsby

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11th May to 2nd June 2020

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2nd to 9th June 2020

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10th June 2020 onwards

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Former Labour MP for Great Grimsby

Entered the House of Commons on 28 April 1977 — unknown

Left the House of Commons on 30 March 2015 — General election

Also represented Grimsby


Topics of interest

  • Treasury
  • Communities and Local Government
  • Deputy Prime Minister
  • Home Department
  • Health
  • Housing
  • Non-Domestic Rates: Ports
  • Accountancy
  • Council Housing
  • Social Housing

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Public Accounts Commission (12 Jul 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Yorkshire and the Humber Regional Select Committee (29 Oct 2009 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Public Accounts Committee (5 Dec 2005 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee (19 Jul 2001 to 12 Jul 2005)
  • Member, Agriculture Committee (14 Jul 1997 to 11 May 2001)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Trade and Industry) (1 Jul 1988 to 1 Jul 1989)
  • Member, Treasury & Civil Service Sub-Committee (1 Jan 1987 to 15 May 1987)
  • Chair, Treasury & Civil Service Sub-Committee (9 Jun 1983 to 1 Jan 1987)
  • Member, Treasury & Civil Service Sub-Committee (1 Mar 1982 to 9 Jun 1983)
  • Member, Treasury & Civil Service Committee (5 Feb 1982 to 15 May 1987)
  • Opposition Whip (Commons) (1 Jul 1979 to 1 Jul 1985)

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 30 Mar 2015.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Senior Associate Editor of The House Magazine (Dods Parliamentary). Address: Westminster Tower, 3rd Floor, 3 Albert Embankment, London, SE1 7SP. (Up to £5,000)
24 January 2014, £10,000. Hours: approx 4 hrs per week. (Registered 7 April 2014)

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