John McDonnell, Shadow Chancellor

John McDonnell, Shadow Chancellor

John McDonnell has been the Labour MP for Hayes and Harlington since May 1997

Bio

John McDonnell has been the Labour MP for Hayes and Harlington since May 1997. Prior to his election, he contented for Hayes and Harlington in 1992 and for Hampstead and Highgate in 1983.

He was appointed as shadow chancellor in September 2015.

He played a significant role in the Jeremy Corbyn’s successful leadership campaign in 2015.

Why did McDonnell make the Financial Power List 2018?

John McDonnell was named 34th in the Accountancy Age Financial Power List 2018:

It’s a busy year for those in parliament, and McDonnell will be looking to capitalise on any perceived moment of weakness displayed by those in government. The Spring Statement will be the first big opportunity for McDonnell to cause a stir, and he’ll be pushing back all the way on any policy that looks to favour big business or the wealthy. He’ll be dreaming of another U-turn at some point in 2018, and that’s most certainly not beyond the realm of possibility.

Find out who else has been named on the list.

The Labour Party

The Labour Party was formed in 1900 with the aim of representing working class voices in parliament. In the first election campaign of 1906, 26 MPs were elected to parliament. In 1924, Ramsey MacDonald was elected as the party’s first prime minister.

Other Labour prime ministers include Clement Attlee, Harold Wilson, James Callaghan and Tony Blair.

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