Read about Clive Lewis MP net worth, age, wife, children, height, family, parents, salary, and party as well as other information you need to know.
Clive Lewis MP Net Worth: Clive Lewis is a British Labour politician who has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Norwich South since winning the seat at the 2015 general election. Lewis was a candidate for Leader of the Labour Party in the 2020 leadership election. He is a member of the Socialist Campaign Group parliamentary caucus.
Lewis previously served as vice president of the National Union of Students, worked as a TV reporter for BBC News and served as an infantry officer with the Territorial Army. He served a three-month tour of duty in Afghanistan in 2009. He became shadow defence secretary in June 2016, and shadow business secretary in October 2016.
He left the Shadow Cabinet in 2017 in protest over the Labour Party’s decision to whip its MPs into voting to trigger Article 50 but re-joined the front bench a year later as shadow minister for sustainable economics. He stood in the 2020 Labour Party leadership election but did not receive the required 22 p arliamentarian nominations, and withdrew.
|Net Worth||$5 million|
Clive Anthony Lewis was born on September 11, 1971 (age 51 years) in London, United Kingdom. He grew up on a council estate in Northampton, the son of a single father, and is of mixed race; his father is from Grenada and his mother from England. He was the first member of his family to attend university, studying economics at the University of Bradford before being elected student union president, and later vice-president of the National Union of Students (NUS). In November 1995, he was a signatory to a letter that argued for the abolition of student loans.
Lewis was suspended from the role of vice president of the NUS in 1996 by its president, Jim Murphy, for publicly supporting concerns about tuition fees. Murphy’s actions were condemned by Ken Livingstone, then a Labour MP. Lewis ran for president of the National Union of Students in 1996 on a platform of unfunded full grants and free education and lost the election to Douglas Trainer.
After completing a post-graduate diploma in journalism, he worked on local newspapers in Northampton and Milton Keynes and was then accepted into the BBC’s News Trainee Scheme. He went on to work as a broadcast journalist in Nottingham, Norwich, and Coventry. He then became the main reporter on the BBC’s Politics Show East.
Lewis joined the Territorial Army, passing out of the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in 2006 as an infantry officer with The Rifles. In 2009, he served a three-month tour of duty in Afghanistan. In an opinion piece he wrote years later, Lewis said “despite being on the left, and despite being told in the cadets that ‘there ain’t no black in the union jack’, I still opted to serve”. Shortly after returning from his tour of duty, he experienced depression, saying “I just felt like I was being crushed by it all.” He received counselling through the Ministry of Defence and recovered.
Clive Lewis was selected as the Labour Party’s prospective parliamentary candidate for Norwich South at the party’s hustings in November 2011, beating other candidates including the musician Dave Rowntree. Norwich South had been won by Simon Wright of the Liberal Democrats in the 2010 general election with a majority of just over 300 votes, defeating former Home Secretary and Education Secretary Charles Clarke.
Check Out: Marsha de Cordova net worth
In April 2015, during an interview by t he New Statesman, in response to a question on whether he was taking his upcoming victory for granted, he said he would only lose if “he was caught with [his] pants down behind a goat with Ed Miliband at the other end”. He subsequently apologised for the remark, saying he was “sincerely sorry” “if” anyone had been offended by the comment.
Clive Lewis opposed the Labour Party’s position on immigration. Locally, Lewis supported the campaign to prevent the Hewett School, a comprehensive school in Norwich, from being turned into an academy.
On 7 May 2015, Lewis was elected MP for Norwich South with a 15.8% majority of 7,654. Lewis, in his victory speech, declared New Labour to be “dead and buried” and promised to stand up for Norwich’s most vulnerable against an “onslaught of cuts” by the governing Conservative Party.
Lewis was elected Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Humanist Group in June 2015. In the same month, he became a patron of the Anti-Academies Alliance. Lewis was one of 36 Labour MPs to nominate Jeremy Corbyn as a candidate in the 2015 Labour leadership election. Corbyn credited Lewis with getting his nominations “off the ground”. Lewis has been described as an ally of Corbyn, who was elected leader.
In September 2015, he was appointed to the Labour frontbench as a shadow minister in the Energy and Climate Change team. Following resignations from Corbyn’s shadow cabinet after the 2016 EU referendum, Lewis was appointed as shadow defence secretary. In September 2016, at the Labour Party’s 2016 Conference, when Lewis was preparing to give his first speech as shadow defence secretary, a section of his speech announcing that he “would not seek to change” Labour’s current policy on nuclear weapons was changed by Corbyn’s communications advisor Seumas Milne.
Clive Lewis was informed of the change by a sticky note. A month later, Corbyn removed Lewis from the defence brief, replacing him with Nia Griffith. Lewis was then appointed as shadow business secretary. The move was viewed as a tactical demotion. On 8 February 2017, Lewis resigned from the shadow cabinet, citing the Labour Party’s decision to whip its MPs to vote to trigger Article 50 to start Brexit negotiations.
In April 2017, Lewis was one of thirteen MPs to vote against triggering the 2017 general election. In the election he was re-elected with a majority of 30.4 per cent. Clive Lewis was accused of groping a woman at Momentum’s “World Transformed” event at the 2017 Labour party conference. In response, Lewis said he was “pretty taken aback” by the accusation and “completely” and “categorically” denied it.
Clive Lewis was cleared by Labour’s National Executive Committee sexual harassment panel on December 12, 2017. At the 2019 Labour Party conference, Lewis published a paper which accused the party of a “moral failure” on migrants’ rights and called for the party to adopt an open border immigration policy. He also accused party leader Jeremy Corbyn of being “silent on detention centres” and the “no recourse to public funds” policy of the Conservative government.
In January 2018, Lewis was reappointed to Labour’s shadow frontbench as a shadow Treasury minister, responsible for sustainable economics. In the 2019 general election, Lewis was returned with a reduced majority. In December 2019, he announced that he would run in the 2020 Labour Party leadership election following Corbyn’s resignation. Despite a petition by members and supporters to get him on the ballot due to his democratisation and electoral reform policies, he received only five of the necessary 22 nominations from Labour MPs, and withdrew from the contest, which allowed his five supporters to nominate other candidates before nominations closed on 13 January.
A few days before Liz Truss became prime minister in September 2022, Lewis said that the government had the power to address the United Kingdom cost of living crisis through measures such as: a windfall tax, nationalisation of energy companies, implementing retrofits of homes, and establishing a universal basic income and universal basic services. He said such things would not be implemented under Truss because, “it will not favour the private interests who are benefiting from the cost of living crisis, such as the funders of dark money think tanks that appear to be driving the incoming Truss government’s agenda.”
Check Out: Dawn Butler net worth
In September 2022, following the death of Queen Elizabeth II, Lewis wrote an article criticising the monarchy and the “flawed reality of the very limited democracy we inhabit”. Lewis stated that he despaired at the queues to see Queen’s coffin and noted that the royal succession “is as much about coercion as consent”. He also criticised the language of “duty” and “sacrifice” used about the royal family which he said to be a lie and he called for constitutional, democratic reform. In the title of the article, he referred to himself as a Republican.
Clive Lewis is married to his wife Katy Steel, they had their wedding in May 2017. His wife is a Yorkshire school teacher and actress and together they have a child. Their daughter Zana was born in 2018. As of April 2023, Clive Lewis and his wife Katy are still married.
Clive Lewis MP net worth
How much is Clive Lewis MP worth? Clive Lewis MP net worth is estimated at around $5 million. His main source of income is from his primary work as a politician. Clive Lewis MP’s average salary per month and other career earnings are over $400,000 dollars annually. His remarkable achievements have earned him some luxurious lifestyles and some fancy car trips. He is one of the richest and most influential politicians in the United Kingdom. He stands at an appealing height of 1.83m and has a good body weight which suits his personality.
Read related articles on Apumone.com and follow us on Twitter.