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Gavin Shuker
Official parliamentary portrait, June 2017
Member of Parliament
for Luton South
Assumed office
6 May 2010
Preceded by Margaret Moran
Majority 13,925 (30.1%)
Personal details
Born (1981-10-10) 10 October 1981 (age 42)
Website Official

Gavin Shuker (born 10 October 1981) has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Luton South since 2010. Shuker serves as Chair of the Parliamentary Co-operative Party and in 2013 he was appointed as a Shadow International Development Minister.

Political career

In May 2010 he won the seat in Luton South, beating the Conservative Nigel Huddleston, with the journalist and broadcaster Esther Rantzen a distant fourth. In October 2010, he was appointed PPS to the Shadow Secretary of State for Justice, Sadiq Khan, and was also appointed to the transport select committee. In March 2011 he was promoted again to become Shadow Minister at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs with responsibility for water and waste.

In the October 2013 reshuffle, he was shifted to the Shadow International Development team as a Shadow Minister of State. His brief covered policy on Asia, Latin America and the Middle East, in addition to responsibility for policy on climate change, inequality, violence against women and girls and the post-2015 SDG agenda.

Alongside his frontbench activities, Shuker has served as Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Prostitution and the Global Sex Trade, Vice-Chair of the Polar Regions All-Party Parliamentary Group, Vice-Chair of the Christians in Parliament APPG and Vice-Chair of the Thameslink Route APPG. He is a member of other APPGs, including the group on Kashmir, East-West Rail and Human Trafficking and Modern Day Slavery.