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The Life of one MP
Tuesday, April 9 @ 10:00 - 12:00
The Rt. Hon Sir Ian McCartney. Ian was a Member of Parliament for just over 23 years representing Makerfield which is the area around Wigan. The Rt. Hon relates to his position as a Privy Counsellor, appointed to the Privy Council in 1998. The Sir (KB, Knight Bachelor) was awarded in 2010 on the advice of the outgoing Prime Minister Gordon Brown. From 1992 to 2007 he held a number of positions as Spokesman and then Minister of State in different Departments during the tenures of John Smith, Tony Blair and Gordon Brown. He was the UK Commissioner to Shanghai Expo 2010. Ian created the National Minimum Wage and The Low Pay Commission which celebrated its 20th birthday in April 2019.