|Member of Parliament |
9 April 1992 – 12 April 2010
|Preceded by||John Lee|
|Succeeded by||Andrew Stephenson|
|Born||28 January 1951|
|Spouse(s)||Bridget Corr (m. 1975–2000)|
|Alma mater||University of Glasgow|
He was educated at the independent George Heriot's School in Edinburgh, and the University of Glasgow, where he received an MA in Politics and Economics in 1972, and was president of the union. From 1982 to 1992, he worked for the Labour Party Policy Directorate.
Prentice was first elected at the 1992 General Election, for Pendle. He was one of the few Labour MPs not to endorse Gordon Brown for the 2007 Labour Leadership, instead nominating left winger John McDonnell. On 28 July 2008, he became the second MP, after Graham Stringer, to call for Gordon Brown to resign. He was a member of the Public Administration Committee, during the 2005–10 Parliament.
In May 2010, soon after leaving office, he described the moment he was nearly killed by a sledgehammer wielding man in August 1998. He also announced he wouldn't stand in Pendle in the next election, stating he was now a private citizen.
- "Prentice calls on Gordon Brown to step down". burnleyexpress.net. 28 July 2008. Retrieved 7 March 2017.
- "Ex-Pendle MP Gordon Prentice: I thought I was going to die". lancashiretelegraph.co.uk. 20 May 2010. Retrieved 30 March 2017.
- "Prentice: I won't stand in Pendle at next election". lancashiretelegraph.co.uk. 20 May 2010. Retrieved 30 March 2017.
- "BBC NEWS | VOTE 2001 | CANDIDATES". news.bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 27 August 2018.
- Guardian Unlimited Politics - Ask Aristotle: Gordon Prentice MP
- TheyWorkForYou.com - Gordon Prentice MP
- BBC Politics page
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
| Member of Parliament for Pendle
1992 – 2010
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