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Gerry Sutcliffe
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Employment Relations and Consumer Affairs
Responsible for Ensuring Fair Markets

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  • Gerry Sutcliffe, who became MP for Bradford South in 1994, was previously appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Employment Relations, Competition and Consumers on 13 June 2003.
  • He was formerly a Government Whip and Vice-Chamberlain of Her Majesty's Household (2001-2003), and Assistant Government Whip (between 1999 and 2001), before taking up his Ministerial post at the Department of Trade & Industry.

  • Gerry Sutcliffe served as Parliamentary Private Secretary (PPS) to Harriet Harman when she was Secretary of State for Social Security (1997-1998). He also served as Stephen Byers' PPS in his roles as Chief Secretary to the Treasury (July - December 1998) and Secretary of State for Trade & Industry (1998- 2001).

  • Mr Sutcliffe was educated at the Cardinal Hinsley Grammar School, Bradford; and Bradford Ilkley Community College.

  • Before entering Parliament, Mr Sutcliffe was a trade union officer for the print union GPMU (Graphical, Paper and Media Union).

  • He has been a Bradford Councillor since 1982, and was leader of Bradford Council from 1992 -1994.

  • Born on 13 May 1953 in Salford, Manchester, Mr Sutcliffe is married with 3 children.

  • A keen supporter of Manchester United and Bradford City football clubs, Gerry Sutcliffe also follows the progress of Bradford Bulls Rugby Team, and has previously been chair and captain of the Parliamentary football team. His political interests include Employment Relations issues, the economy, the role of the United Nations and Regional Government.

  • In his spare time Gerry Sutcliffe also enjoys music, sport and relaxing with his children and grandchildren.







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