Tony Wright

Tony Wright (Great Yarmouth MP)

Anthony David "Tony" Wright (born 12 August 1954, Yarmouth) is the Labour Party member of Parliament for Great Yarmouth in the United Kingdom. He was first elected at the 1997 general election.

Early life

Tony was born in Great Yarmouth on 12th August 1954. He attended to St George's Infant School, Priory Junior School, and Hospital Secondary Modern School.

From 1970–74, he was an engineering apprentice, then a mechanical engineer from 1974–83. He worked originally with ErieElectronics, and then was subsequently employed at Brown and Root and Probe Oil Tools.

It was through his work as an engineer that he became involved in a trade union and entered politics.

Political career

In his political career, Tony first stood for a Council seat in 1979 and missed out losing by 86 votes. He was subsequently voted in in 1980 until 1982 when he lost by 15 votes. Wright was then re-elected in 1986 and remained a Councillor until 1998.

In total he served fourteen years for Great Yarmouth Borough Council and was chairman of various committees, Deputy Leader for four years and Leader of the council for over two years from 1995 until 1997.

In addition, in 1983 Tony was employed by Great Yarmouth Labour Party as full time organiser up until the 1997 general election when he was elected as Member of Parliament for Great Yarmouth.

He has since retained his seat at the 2001 and 2005 elections.

He is a member of Amicus and the GMB Union.

Over his time in Parliament, Tony has sat on several Select_Committee_(Westminster_System) including the Public Administration Committee and currently the Trade and Industry Select Committee. He is active on many All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG's), and currently chairs the APPG for Sea Cadets and is Treasurer of the United Kingdom Parliamentary Football Club which is itself attributed to a great deal of charity work.

He includes in his main successes in his career as a MP as; the securing of Objective 2 status for Great Yarmouth, securing Assisted Area status helping to attract new investment to the area, the increase in funding to Great Yarmouth's schools, police force and hospital and the introduction of SureStart services.

Personal life

He married Barbara Marley on 13 August 1988 in Great Yarmouth. They have a son and daughter, and a step daughter.

In his free time, Tony enjoys supporting Norwich City F.C.

Contacting Tony

Tony holds regular advice surgeries (see Surgery (politics) ) and also has a Constituency office which is based at 20 Church Plain, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 1NE

His constituency office contact number is = 01493 332 291
His constituency office fax number is = 01493 853 157
His Westminster office contact number is = 020 7219 3447
His email address is = wrighta@parliament.uk

Details of surgeries are as follows:

Second Friday in Every Month;

10:30 - 11:30 = ASDA Supermarket, Great Yarmouth
11:45 - 12:45 = Cobholm and Lichfield Health and Resource Centre, Great Yarmouth,
13:00 - 14:00 = Methodist Church, Magdalen Way, Gorleston,
14:15 - 15:15 = Leo Coles Pavilion, Green Lane, Bradwell

Second Saturday in Every Month;

10:00 - 11:00 = John Green Institute, Station Rd South, Belton,
11:30 - 12:30 = Constituency Office, 20 Church Plain, Great Yarmouth

Last Friday in Every Month;

10:00 - 11:00 = Martham CLIP Office, 7 The Green, Martham,
13:00 - 14:00 = Community Centre, Peggotty Road, Great Yarmouth

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