Jonathan Reynolds

Biography of Jonathan Reynolds

Jonathan Neil Reynolds (28 August 1980) is a British Labour Co-operative politician, who has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Stalybridge and Hyde since 2010.

Jonathan also served on Labour's National Executive Committee from 2003 to 2005 and until 2011 remained a councillor for Longdendale ward on Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council, having been elected in 2007.

Jonathan worked for four years as an aide for the previous Stalybridge and Hyde MP James Purnell and was selected to replace Purnell after a controversial selection process. Aged 29 when first elected, Reynolds was one of the youngest MPs elected at the 2010 election.

Born in Sunderland, Jonathan moved to Manchester in 1998. Jonathan studied at the University of Manchester and BBP Law School (Manchester). After leaving university Jonathan worked for the council and (former MP) James Purnell, before beginning training as a solicitor.

Between 2003 and 2005, Jonathan was the Youth Representative on the Labour Party’s National Executive. In 2007, Jonathan was elected to Tameside Council for the ward of Longdendale, Jonathan and his family live in Mottram-in-Longdendale. In the General Election of May 2010, Jonathan was elected as MP for Stalybridge and Hyde. In 2011 Jonathan stood down as councillor, the candidacy was taken up by Gill Peet who was elected in his place.

Jonathan, in addition to being a Labour Party Member (since 1998) is a member of the Cooperative Party and Unite the Union.

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