Sat, 28 March, 2020


Ian Austin MP

Posted: March 13th, 2017

IAN AUSTIN, independent MP for Dudley North, is the AMP’s House of Commons patron.

A former journalist, Ian has always been a friend to Mirror people and has been a front-bench spokesman on work and pensions, so is particularly well suited to our needs.

After a spell as a sports journalist in the Midlands, Ian Austin was deputy director of communications for the Scottish Labour Party, and in 1999 was appointed a political advisor to the Chancellor of the Exchequer (later Prime Minister) Gordon Brown.

Ian was elected MP for his home town in 2005 and is now one of the most active back-benchers, outspoken on behalf of anyone he represents.

One of his lesser-known achievements is to have been nominated twice as official “Beer Champion” for campaigning on behalf of local pubs and brewers, including successfully requesting that beers from his local brewery in Dudley be served in Parliament.

Ian told the AMP: “I am delighted to become a patron of the Mirror Pensioners’ group and offer any support and advice I can.”

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