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Bob Ainsworth the new SoS

#2
Just heard it confirmed on BBC.



Constituency: Coventry North East
Name: Robert William Ainsworth
Date of Birth: 19 June 1952
Personal Website: http://www.labour.org.uk/maps/locinfo.phtml?ctid=2548
Party website: http://www.labour.org.uk/
WestminsterTelephone: 020 7219 4047
ConstituencyTelephone: 024 7622 6707
Constituency Address: 3rd Floor, Coventry Point, Market Way, Coventry CV1 1EA
Biography: Early life: Ainsworth was born in Coventry and attended the local Foxford Comprehensive School. He first became active in politics as a trade unionist at the Jaguar Cars plant in Coventry, where he worked from 1971, and served in many capacities within the Manufacturing, Science and Finance Union there, including four years as the Branch President. During 1982 and 1983, he was a candidate member of the International Marxist Group, but he was never a full member of that organisation. In 1984, he was elected to the Coventry City Council, and was its deputy leader from 1989–1992. Parliamentary career: Ainsworth became Labour candidate for Coventry North East in 1992 after the sitting MP, John Hughes, was de-selected by the Constituency Labour Party. Ainsworth was successfully elected with a 11,676 majority, and stepped down from the city council the following year. At the 1997 general election his majority soared to 22,569; falling back to 15,751 at the 2001 election, and 14,222 at the 2005 election. Ainsworth has been an ever present member of the Labour governments under Tony Blair and Gordon Brown. From 1997–2001 he served as a whip, and in the reshuffle following Peter Mandelson's second resignation in January 2001 he was promoted to Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the former Department for Environment, Transport and the Regions. After the 2001 general election Ainsworth was moved sideways to the Home Office (as Parliamentary Under-Secretary where he remained until 2003 when he became the Deputy Chief Whip (also known as the Treasurer of the Household). On 29 June 2007, he moved to become the Minister of State for the Armed Forces, replacing Adam Ingram. Ainsworth was appointed to the Privy Council in February 2005.
http://www.politics.co.uk/mps/party-politics/labour/ainsworth-bob-$451964.htm
 
#3
God help us with Bob Aint'worthit' in charge. The MoD will be devoid of any personality that hadn't already deserted it with that man in charge.
 
#9
Pub_Regular said:
It's only temporary. They'll all be on the dole soon enough.
And actually that's all that matters. They might just as well have given the job to the very nice lady who runs the tea rooms on the high street. Who actually gives a flying fuck? I think we can all rest assured Mr G Brown doesn't.
 
#10
The modern day equivalent of Fred Mulley!

This must be a decision occasioned by spite and pure malice.

PS: So he is a Marxist - so is his temporary boss 'Stalin' Brown.

Talking of Marxists, where is the vociferous 'ashie' and his explanations of this tragedy of errors?
 
#12
Staggering! After his fraudulent expense claims I'd assumed his days were numbered as a Labour MP - now the cnut has one of the highest offices in the land.

There has to be deal going on behind this "'Lookie here now Bob, I'll give you the top job if you release that nice site at Bordon for my shiny new ecotown". Watch the announcements on 6 July.
 
#13
Is the talent bucket at Nu Labour so empty that they have to put this piece of scum in charge of defence? What a disaster for the MOD, a complete buffoon in charge.
 
#19
I think it is fair to say that with the imposition of this groveling arrse licker tight MOD budgets are about to become "very" tight. The mans lack of spine virtually guarantees that the treasury will walk all over him. This man has been grossly over promoted.
 

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