I have lived in Yorkshire all of my life. I have been a trade unionist and member of the Labour Party since the 1960s. I am proud to represent our constituency and see my job as making sure that the voices of people in our area are heard and that the core Labour values that shaped our area are not forgotten.
In Parliament, I served as Gordon Brown’s PPS while he was Prime Minister. In October 2011, Ed Miliband appointed me Shadow Minister for the Cabinet Office, with responsibilities in areas including public service reform, the community and voluntary sector, the civil service and civil contingency planning.
I write regularly for various Labour journals and blogs including Labour List and Tribune as well as broader websites including the Huffington Post and Liberal Conspiracy. Nationally I have also written for the Guardian and the Observer as well as Total Politics and House magazine.
I use Twitter on a regular basis. You can follow my Tweets here: @jon_trickett.
I have always been a Labour man who is not afraid to speak up for our area.