David Hinchliffe

David Martin Hinchliffe (born 14 October 1948) is a politician in the United Kingdom. He was Labour member of Parliament for Wakefield, from 1987 to 2005 when he stood down and was replaced by Mary Creagh.

Early life

He went to Lawefield Lane Primary School, then Cathedral School (now the Cathedral C of E High School) on Thornes Road in Wakefield. After Wakefield Technical College, he went to Leeds Metropolitan University, where he gained a CQSW in 1971. He gained an MA in Social Work and Community Work from the University of Bradford in 1978. He was a social worker in Leeds from 1968-79. He was a Social Work tutor for Kirklees Council from 1980-7.

Parliamentary career

He was Chair of the Health Select Committee. He was a founder and first secretary of the All-Party Parliamentary Rugby League Group in 1987.

Personal life

He married Julia North on 17 July 1982. They have a son (born October 1985) and daughter (born May 1988).

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