Andy Slaughter

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Andy Slaughter
MP
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Shadow Minister for Housing
In office
21 October 2016 – 29 June 2017
Serving with Ruth Cadbury, Roberta Blackman-Woods
Preceded by John Healey (Housing and Planning)
Succeeded by TBD
Shadow Minister for Justice
In office
11 October 2010 – 27 June 2016
Preceded by Maria Eagle
Helen Jones
Willy Bach
Succeeded by Yasmin Qureshi
Member of Parliament
for Hammersmith
Ealing, Acton and Shepherd's Bush (2005–2010)
Assumed office
5 May 2005
Preceded by Clive Soley
Majority 18,651 (35.7%)
Personal details
Born (1960-09-29) 29 September 1960 (age 59)
Website www.andyslaughter.com


Andrew Francis Slaughter (born 29 September 1960) was elected as Member of Parliament (MP) for Hammersmith in 2010.

He had previously been MP for Ealing, Acton and Shepherd's Bush from 2005 to 2010 and before that, Leader of the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham Council.

Parliamentary career

He stood at the Uxbridge by-election in July 1997, following the unexpected death seven days after the 1997 general election of incumbent Michael Shersby. The seat was held for the Conservatives by John Randall.

At the 2005 general election, Slaughter was elected as the member of parliament for Ealing, Acton and Shepherd's Bush in London, retaining the seat for Labour following the retirement of his predecessor, Clive Soley.

Slaughter has been Vice-Chair of the Parliamentary Labour Party London Regional Group since 2007. He was a member of the Communities and Local Government Select Committee in 2009–10 and in 2010 of the London Regional Select Committee and Joint Committee on Human Rghts. Previously he was member of the Regulatory Reform Select Committee (2005–07) and Children, Schools and Families Select Committee (2007–09).

Slaughter's interests include the Middle East and particularly Palestine. He is Secretary of the Britain-Palestine All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) and Vice-Chair of Labour Friends of Palestine and the Middle East. His interests are reflected in the other APPGs of which he is a member, including country groups for Bahrain, Somalia, Albania, Kosovo and Spain. He is a member of Labour Friends of Poland and of the Caribbean, and of domestic groups for Crossrail, Housing, Gypsy Roma and Travellers, and Conflict Issues.

He has spoken in the House of Commons on housing, local government, education and climate change issues.

He has campaigned against increases in Air Passenger Duty, Heathrow expansion and the planned demolition of social housing by the Conservative Council in his constituency.

The Ealing, Acton and Shepherd's Bush constituency underwent a boundary change for the 2010 general election, and on 30 November 2006, the new Hammersmith Constituency Labour Party selected Slaughter as the Labour candidate for the new Hammersmith seat which he won in the 2010 general election with an increased majority.

In government

He was appointed Parliamentary Private Secretary (PPS) to Stephen Ladyman MP, Minister of State for the Department for Transport and served from November 2005 to June 2007. In June 2007, he was appointed PPS to Mark Malloch-Brown, Minister of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and also served as PPS to Digby Jones, Minister of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, and between July 2007 and October 2008.

In opposition

In October 2010, Slaughter was invited to join the Labour frontbench as Shadow Justice Minister with responsibility for courts and tribunals, criminal law, freedom of information, the legal profession, civil justice reform and Legal Aid. Slaughter served as the lead shadow minister opposing the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 and the Justice and Security Act 2012. He was appointed as Shadow Minister for Housing in October 2016.