Andrew Gwynne

Shadow Minister (Social Care)

Labour MP for Denton and Reddish


About your Member of Parliament

Your MP (Andrew Gwynne) represents you, and all of the people who live in Denton and Reddish, at the UK Parliament in Westminster.

MPs split their time between Parliament and their constituency. In Parliament, they debate and vote on new laws, review existing laws, and question the Government. In the constituency, their focus is on supporting local people and championing local issues. They have a small staff team who help with casework, maintain their diaries, and monitor their inbox.

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Labour MP for Denton and Reddish

Entered the House of Commons on 5 May 2005 — General election

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Topics of interest

Andrew Gwynne campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Department of Health
  • Department of Health and Social Care
  • Health
  • Transport
  • Department for Communities and Local Government
  • Buildings
  • Thromboembolism
  • Apprentices
  • Grenfell Tower: Fires
  • Local Government Finance

Currently held offices

  • Shadow Minister (Social Care) (since 6 Sep 2023)

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow Minister (Health and Social Care) ( 4 Dec 2021 to 6 Sep 2023)
  • Member, Animal (Penalty Notices) Bill Committee ( 1 Dec 2021 to 8 Dec 2021)
  • Member, Skills and Post-16 Education [HL] Bill Committee (24 Nov 2021 to 7 Dec 2021)
  • Member, Education (Careers Guidance in Schools) Bill Committee (22 Sep 2021 to 27 Oct 2021)
  • Member, Home Affairs Committee (11 May 2020 to 7 Mar 2022)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government ( 9 Jan 2018 to 6 Apr 2020)
  • Co-National Campaign Coordinator (14 Jun 2017 to 6 Apr 2020)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (14 Jun 2017 to 9 Jan 2018)
  • Campaigns and Elections Chair (11 Feb 2017 to 14 Jun 2017)
  • Shadow Minister without Portfolio (Cabinet Office) ( 7 Oct 2016 to 14 Jun 2017)
  • Shadow Minister (Health) ( 7 Oct 2011 to 28 Jun 2016)
  • Shadow Minister (Transport) ( 8 Oct 2010 to 7 Oct 2011)
  • Member, Crossrail Bill Committee (14 Nov 2007 to 18 Nov 2007)
  • PPS (Rt Hon Jacqui Smith, Secretary of State), Home Office (28 Jun 2007 to 16 Jan 2009)
  • PPS (Rt Hon Baroness Scotland of Asthal QC, Minister of State), Home Office (14 Aug 2006 to 28 Jun 2007)
  • PPS (Rt Hon Baroness Scotland of Asthal, Minister of State), Home Office (10 Nov 2005 to 14 Aug 2006)
  • Member, Procedure Committee (12 Jul 2005 to 18 Jan 2010)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Care Workers: Visas 25 Mar 2024

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment she has made of the potential impact of the removal of (a) overseas and (b) senior care workers’ rights to bring dependants on main applicant flows for the health and social care visa.
  • Petition - Recommendations of the Infected Blood Inquiry 20 Mar 2024

    Yesterday at Treasury questions, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, in response to my right hon. Friend the Member for Kingston upon Hull North (Dame Diana Johnson), said: “I gently say to the right hon. Lady that I stand by every word I said when I gave evidence, twice, to the infected blood inquiry. The Government have an absolute moral responsibility, not just to pay the compensation...
  • Israel and Gaza 19 Mar 2024

    I will follow on from the question asked by my hon. Friend the Member for Halifax (Holly Lynch), which went to the heart of the situation. My constituents are heartbroken by the images that they are being sent from Gaza of children dying of hunger, and they want to know why the world is largely doing nothing to help them. I believe in the rules-based system, which is under enormous strain...

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Register of Members’ Interests

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Last updated: 18 Mar 2024.

3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: UK Music
Address of donor: WorkLife, 33 Foley Street, London W1W 7TL
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: One ticket and hospitality at the Ivor Novello awards, value £646.68
Date received: 18 May 2023
Date accepted: 18 May 2023
Donor status: company, registration 3245288
(Registered 24 May 2023)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: March of the Living UK
Address of donor: Schaller House, 44a Albert Road, Hendon, London NW4 2SJ
Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Accommodation, flights, meals and educational tour, value £2,149
Destination of visit: Poland
Dates of visit: 16-20 April 2023
Purpose of visit: Holocaust education visit to Poland. Visits to museums, historical sites and cultural centres. Attending the March of the Living 2023.
(Registered 26 April 2023)
Name of donor: Friends of the British Overseas Territories
Address of donor: PO Box 2635, Ilford IG1 8UA
Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Flights and accommodation, value £2,360.05
Destination of visit: Saint Helena
Dates of visit: 2-14 August 2023
Purpose of visit: A delegation to the British Overseas Territory of Saint Helena to learn about the opportunities and challenges facing the island.
(Registered 24 August 2023)
Name of donor: (1) Government of Pakistan and (2) Government of Azad Jammu and Kashmir
Address of donor: (1) Foreign Office Building, Constitution Avenue,G-5, Islamabad (2) Near Bank Square, Lower Chatter, Muzaffarabad 13100
Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): (1) Flights, value £1,360, (2) accommodation and meals, value £640
Destination of visit: Pakistan and Azad Kashmir
Dates of visit: 22-30 September 2023
Purpose of visit: To attend high level meetings with government officials to discuss ways of bringing peace and stability to the region and to visit health, development and refugee projects with a delegation of British Parliamentarians and Community Leaders.
(Registered 23 October 2023)
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
From 12 June 2023, a residential property in Tameside: (i). (Registered 26 June 2023)
8. Miscellaneous
From 8 October 2020, an unpaid Director of the Great Britain China Centre, a non-departmental public body established to support UK-China relations. (Registered 19 November 2020)
From 27 June 2021, Parliamentary Adviser to Friends of the British Overseas Territories, a charity that raises raise awareness of the British Overseas Territories amongst parliamentarians. This is an unpaid role. (Registered 17 October 2022)

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