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Tom Watson

British politician (Labour)

1967   -  

country of citizenship: United Kingdom
educated at: University of Hull
occupation: politician, blogger
award received: Internet and Society Award
position held: Parliamentary Secretary, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Member of the 57th Parliament of the United Kingdom, Member of the 56th Parliament of the United Kingdom, Member of the 55th Parliament of the United Kingdom, Member of the 54th Parliament of the United Kingdom, Member of the 53rd Parliament of the United Kingdom, Deputy Leader of the Labour Party, Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, Labour Party Chair, Minister for the Civil Service
www.tom-watson.co.uk


Thomas Anthony Watson (born 8 January 1967) is a British Labour Party politician who was elected as Deputy Leader of the Labour Party in September 2015. He has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for West Bromwich East since the 2001 general election and was Minister for Digital Engagement and Civil Service Issues at the Cabinet Office from 2008 to 2009.In October 2011, Ed Miliband appointed Watson as the Deputy Chair of the National Executive Committee and the Labour Party's Campaign Co-ordinator for the 2015 general election. He resigned from both roles in July 2013 following a controversy over the selection of a new parliamentary candidate for Falkirk to replace Eric Joyce.On 12 September 2015, Watson was elected as his party's Deputy Leader, alongside Jeremy Corbyn, the new Leader of the Labour Party, gaining 198,962 votes or 50.7%, including second preference votes from those who voted for other candidates. Since October 2016 he has also served as Shadow Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.
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Dial M for Murdoch

2012 book about phone hacking scandal

author: Tom Watson

2012

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