John Lyons (British politician)

John Lyons (born 11 July 1949) is a Labour Party politician in the United Kingdom.

John Lyons
Member of Parliament
for Strathkelvin and Bearsden
In office
7 June 2001 – 11 April 2005
Preceded bySam Galbraith
Succeeded byConstituency Abolished
Personal details
Born (1949-07-11) 11 July 1949 (age 70)
NationalityBritish
Political partyLabour

At the 2001 general election, he was elected to the House of Commons as the Member of Parliament for Strathkelvin and Bearsden.[1]

Following the reduction in Scottish constituencies in the House of Commons under the Scotland Act 1998, that constituency was abolished for the 2005 general election. Lyons stood at the new East Dunbartonshire seat, where he lost to the future Liberal Democrat leader, Jo Swinson.[2]

Following his defeat, he became a consultant on trade unions for FirstGroup.[3]

Before his election to Parliament in 2001, he had worked as a UNISON official.[4]

Lyons consistently voted against and opposed the invasion of Iraq in 2003.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Labour's Scots seats still firm but with less grip". The Herald. 8 June 2001. Archived from the original on 4 November 2012. Retrieved 17 August 2010.
  2. ^ "Battered but still in control: Labour wounded after big losses to SNP and LibDems". Evening Times. 6 May 2005. Retrieved 17 August 2010.[dead link]
  3. ^ "The new scandal Labour in meltdown: Part two Labour in meltdown: Part two why was identity of potential Wendy donor switched". The Sunday Herald. 2 December 2007. Archived from the original on 4 November 2012. Retrieved 17 August 2010.
  4. ^ "Labour to hold new ballot". The Sunday Herald. 14 January 2001. Archived from the original on 4 November 2012. Retrieved 17 August 2010.
  5. ^ "Labour Iraq 'rebel' fears losing votes; constituency profile East Dunbartonshire". Daily Record. 29 April 2005. Retrieved 17 August 2010.
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Sam Galbraith
Member of Parliament for Strathkelvin and Bearsden
20012005
Succeeded by
constituency abolished