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Speaker Biography

John Healey MP

 John Healey MP
John Healey was appointed as Minister of State at the Department for Communities and Local Government on 29 June 2007.

Since 2002 John Healey has worked at the Treasury, first as Economic Secretary and then later as Financial Secretary. From 2001-2002 he served as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Adults Skills at the Department for Education and Skills.

He has previously served as a member of the Education and Employment Select Committee and Parliamentary Private Secretary to Chancellor of the Exchequer. He has been Member of Parliament for Wentworth in South Yorkshire since 1997.

John Healey was born in Wakefield and educated at Lady Lumley's Comprehensive School, Pickering, and at Peter's School in York and Christ's College, Cambridge. Mr Healey worked in the voluntary sector from 1984 to 1990 with the Royal National Institute for the Deaf, the Royal Association for Disability and Rehabilitation and MIND campaigning to improve rights and services for disabled people.

From 1990 to 1994 Mr Healey worked in communications for Issue Communications, a campaign company, and the MSF Union. He was Campaigns Director for the TUC from 1994 to 1997. Mr Healey has also been a part time tutor at the Open University's Business School.

Mr Healey is married with one child and lives in his constituency in Rotherham.

Source: http://www.communities.gov.uk/profiles/corporate/johnhealey#biography
November 2007