Angela Rayner Net Worth 2022, Age, Husband, Children, Family

Angela Rayner net worth

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Introduction

Angela Rayner is a British politician serving as Shadow Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, Shadow Minister for the Cabinet Office, and Shadow Secretary of State for the Future of Work since 2021 and Shadow First Secretary of State, Deputy Leader of the Opposition and Deputy Leader of the Labour Party since 2020. She has been a Member of Parliament (MP) for Ashton-under-Lyne since 2015. She ideologically identifies as a socialist and as being part of Labour’s soft left.

She worked for the local council as a care worker. She eventually became a trade union representative within Unison, during which time she joined the Labour Party. Selected to contest Ashton‑under‑Lyne in 2014 and elected for the seat at the 2015 general election, she was appointed as Shadow Minister for Pensions by Jeremy Corbyn in January 2016. Rayner was promoted in July 2016 to the Shadow Cabinet as Shadow Secretary of State for Education and Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities. As Shadow Education Secretary, she proposed the creation of a National Education Service (NES) modelled on the National Health Service (NHS).

She endorsed Rebecca Long-Bailey in the 2020 Labour Party leadership election, who came second to Keir Starmer, and instead successfully stood for the deputy leadership, after which she was appointed as party chair and national campaign coordinator. She was removed from these roles in a reshuffle following Labour’s poor performance at the 2021 local elections, subsequently being appointed as Shadow Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Shadow Secretary of State for the Future of Work.

Early life

NameAngela Rayner
Net Worth$3 million
OccupationPolitician
Height1.75m
Age42 years
Angela Rayner net worth

Angela Rayner Bowen was born on March 28, 1980 (age 42 years) in Stockport, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom. She attended Avondale School in Stockport, leaving the school-aged 16 after becoming pregnant, and did not obtain any qualifications. She later studied part-time at Stockport College, learning British Sign Language, and gaining an NVQ Level 2 in social care.

After leaving college, Rayner worked for Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council as a care worker for a number of years. During this time, she was also elected as a trade union representative for Unison. She was later elected as convenor of Unison North West, becoming the union’s most senior official in the region. The Guardian featured a lengthy profile of Rayner in 2012, as part of an article on a trade union officer’s working life.

In an interview in 2018, Rayner said that her mother had been unable to read or write; she had previously mentioned this in a tribute she made to her mother in 2016.

Member of Parliament

Angela Rayner was selected as the Labour Party’s candidate for Ashton-under-Lyne in September 2014, on the retirement of David Heyes. She won the seat at the 2015 general election, increasing the Labour majority and its share of the vote. She delivered her maiden speech on 3 June 2015.

Rayner nominated Andy Burnham in the 2015 Labour leadership election but was one of just 18 MPs to back the incumbent Jeremy Corbyn against Owen Smith in the 2016 leadership election. On 1 July 2016, after a series of resignations from the shadow cabinet, Corbyn appointed Rayner as Shadow Secretary of State for Education.

She supported the notion of a ‘National Education Service’ to be modelled along similar lines to the National Health Service (NHS), also promoting an increase in funding for early years education. She was considered by some as a possible future Labour leader.

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In the 2019 general election, Rayner was returned as MP for the third time in five years. She did not stand for the Labour leadership in the 2020 leadership election, supporting her flatmate Rebecca Long-Bailey, who came second to Sir Keir Starmer.

Angela Rayner stood successfully for Deputy Leader, elected on 4 April 2020, replacing Tom Watson. She was appointed Deputy Leader of the Opposition, Shadow First Secretary of State and Chair of the Labour Party in the following days.

Controversies

Angela Rayner called Conservative MP Chris Clarkson “scum” in October 2020 as he was giving a speech in Parliament. She later apologized. Clarkson had been critical of Andy Burnham, who had been seeking financial support for Greater Manchester following local restrictions on businesses being introduced. Clarkson’s constituency falls within the boundaries of Greater Manchester, as does Rayner’s.

Rayner was sworn to of Her Majesty’s Most Honourable Privy Council on 12 February 2021. Rayner was removed from her roles as the Labour Party’s chair and national campaign coordinator in a reshuffle by Starmer on 8 May 2021, following the 2021 local elections. Rayner was subsequently appointed as Shadow Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Shadow Secretary of State for the Future of Work.

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In September 2021, Angela Rayner made controversial remarks about senior members of the Conservative Party, stating: “We cannot get any worse than a bunch of scum, homophobic, racist, misogynistic, absolute pile… of banana republic… Etonian… piece of scum”. Some Labour MPs, while saying it was not the language that they would have used, defended her comments, including Steve Reed, John McDonnell and Lisa Nandy.

Keir Starmer distanced himself from her remarks but said it was up to Rayner if she wanted to apologize or not, while other Labour MPs, including shadow cabinet ministers, condemned her in stronger terms. The former Labour cabinet minister Lord Adonis said that if Rayner did not apologize for her comments, Starmer should say that he no longer has confidence in her as the deputy leader of the party.

Lord Adonis told Times Radio that her remarks were a way to start an election campaign for the leadership of the Labour Party. Several Conservative MPs, including Grant Shapps, Amanda Milling and Oliver Dowden, condemned her comments. Rayner later apologized for her comments in light of the murder of David Amess, a Conservative MP, the following month.

In October 2021, it was alleged that Angela Rayner was bombarded with “death threats and abusive messages”. The police arrested a 52-year-old man in Halifax. She cancelled a number of meetings with her constituents due to fears for her own safety. Later, a 36-year-old man from Cambridgeshire was sentenced after sending her a threatening email. The man pleaded guilty in court to sending the email and was sentenced to 15 weeks in prison, suspended for 18 months.

Political views

Angela Rayner identifies as a socialist. In a 2017 interview with The Guardian discussing her political beliefs, Rayner highlighted her pragmatism, describing herself as being part of the “soft left” of the Labour Party. She has strongly criticized former Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, as he “did not command the respect of the party”, and critiqued his lack of “discipline” when it came to dealing with allegations of antisemitism.

Rayner has described herself as “quite hardline” on law and order issues, having suffered from antisocial behaviour when she was young. In an interview, she said police should “shoot your terrorists and ask questions second” and that she had told her local police force to “beat down the door of the criminals and sort them out and antagonize them.” Rayner is a member of the Labour Friends of Palestine and the Middle East.

Husband

Angela Rayner is married to Mark Rayner, they had their wedding ceremony in 2010. Her husband is a Unison official. The couple has three children, the first born when she was aged 16. Her second son Charlie Rayner was born prematurely at 23 weeks and Rayner says that the care that her son received demonstrated the importance of the NHS to her. Angela and her husband Mark Rayner lived together in her constituency of Ashton-under-Lyne with their children until she separated from her husband in 2022. However, she became a grandmother in November 2017.

Angela Rayner net worth

How much is Angela Rayner worth? Angela Rayner net worth is estimated at around $3 million. Her main source of income is from her career as a politician. Rayner successful career has earned her some luxurious lifestyles and some fancy cars trips. She is one of the richest and influential politicians in the United Kingdom. However, In March 2019, Rayner said that she had fitted panic buttons at her home after rape and death threats were sent to her a few weeks earlier.