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Jon Trickett is a British Labour Party politician who has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Hemsworth in West Yorkshire since a 1996 by-election. He was Shadow Lord President of the Council from 2016 to 2020 and served as Shadow Minister for the Cabinet Office from 2011 to 2013 and from 2017 to 2020.
Trickett was the Labour Party National Campaign Coordina tor under Jeremy Corbyn from 2015 to 2017. Trickett served as the Parliamentary Private Secretary to Prime Minister Gordon Brown from 2008 to 2010 and was promoted to the Shadow Cabinet by Ed Miliband in 2011 as Shadow Minister for the Cabinet Office.
Trickett was appointed Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government under new Party Leader Jeremy Corbyn in September 2015, before serving as Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills from July to October 2016. He was later appointed Shadow Minister for the Cabinet Office by Corbyn in February 2017, alongside his portfolio as Shadow Lord President of the Council. He is a member of the Socialist Campaign Group, a parliamentary group of Labour MPs.
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Jon Hedley Trickett was born on July 2, 1950 (age 72 years) in Leeds, United Kingdom. He is the son of British parents. Trickett studied at Roundhay Grammar School (now called Roundhay School) in Leeds. He received a BA in Politics from the University of Hull, and later an MA in Political Sociology from the University of Leeds.
Jon Trickett began his political journey in 1969. Formed politically by the anti-Vietnam war movement, he joined the Labour Party in 1969 and was active on the Labour left in Leeds from the late 1960s. From 1974 to 1986 he worked as a builder and plumber. During the campaigns relating to the Common Market referendum in 1975, he was the secretary of the Vote No campaign in Leeds.
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Trickett was a member of the ILP during the 1970s (the successor body of the Independent Labour Party), contributed to its newspaper, the Labour Leader, and was elected for a number of years to its ruling body, the National Administrative Council. Trickett was also active in anti-fascist and anti-war movements and was a delegate to the Leeds Trades Council. Later he was the election agent for Michael McGowan who became the MEP for Leeds in 1984.
He was first elected to Leeds City Council for the Beeston ward in 1984 at the age of 34. He replaced George Mudie as Leader of the Council in 1989, holding the leadership until 1996 and his election to Parliament. Brian Walker replaced Trickett as Council Leader and resigned his council seat after the May local elections.
Jon Trickett was elected on 1 February 1996 in a by-election brought about by the death of the previous MP, Labour’s Derek Enright, Trickett was made PPS to Peter Mandelson after Labour was elected to power and worked in the Cabinet Office and subsequently the DTI. After leaving the government at the time of Mandelson’s fall from grace, Trickett was chair of the Compass pressure group.
Trickett played a significant role in rebelling against the Iraq War and participated in demonstrations against the War in London, Wakefield and Leeds. He rebelled on a number of occasions against Tony Blair’s reforms to public services. He led the demands for a recall of Parliament at the time of the Israeli attacks on Lebanon, and the campaign inside the Commons to amend the Companies Bill to secure publicly listed companies reporting on ‘supply chain issues’ in line with the suggestions of a range of non-governmental organisations.
He was also a leading figure in the campaign to prevent a decision to replace the Trident nuclear weapons system in 2007. In addition, he was Jon Cruddas’s campaign manager during the 2007 Labour Party deputy leadership election. Trickett had previously voted against the Blair Government’s 90-day detention proposals in the Terrorism Act 2006, which had been publicly advocated by the police, and was joined by both Labour and Conservative MPs in the vote, the only time Blair was defeated in the Commons.
Trickett and Cruddas voted in favour of the subsequent 28-day detention proposal, and Trickett then resigned from his position in Compass after voting in favour of the legislation despite opposition to the Bill from some members of Compass. Trickett was appointed by the trades unions as acting chair of the board of Tribune in 2007 but gave up this role when the paper was taken over by a private proprietor.
In June 2007 Jon Trickett was asked by Gordon Brown to chair the party’s manifesto group on housing, a position which he declined to take up. Following the cabinet reshuffle of 3 October 2008, Trickett became the Parliamentary Private Secretary to Prime Minister, Gordon Brown. On 7 October 2011, Trickett was appointed to the Shadow Cabinet as Shadow Minister for the Cabinet Office by Labour Leader Ed Miliband. He was re-elected to the House of Commons at the 2015 general election with a majority of 12,078.
In 2016, a former British National Party candidate was convicted of making an anti-semitic verbal attack upon Trickett. Trickett was one of 36 Labour MPs to nominate Jeremy Corbyn as a candidate in the Labour leadership election of 2015. On 27 June 2016, Trickett was appointed as Shadow Lord President of the Council and Campaigns and Elections Director. Later that year, Trickett was appointed Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills.
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In July 2016, Trickett apologized for comments on Twitter that appeared to liken an attempted coup in Turkey to attempts to oust Jeremy Corbyn. Trickett deleted the relevant tweet and apologized, saying: “Okay okay. Tweet deleted and withdrawn. Shouldn’t tweet when feeling ill. I apologize sincerely”. On 5 April 2020, following the election of Keir Starmer as Leader of the Labour Party, Trickett was asked to stand down from his frontbench roles. He had backed Rebecca Long-Bailey for the party leadership.
Jon Trickett is married to his wife Sarah Balfour, they had their wedding on October 31, 1993. His wife is a private persona and together they have three children. He is one of the richest and most influential politicians in the United Kingdom. As of April 2023, Jon and his wife Sarah are still married.
Jon Trickett net worth
How much is Jon Trickett worth? Jon Trickett net worth is estimated at around $5 million. His main source of income is from his primary work as a politician. Jon Trickett’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 stands at an appealing height of 1.75m and has a good body weight which suits his personality.
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