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Ben Bradshaw

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Net worth 2018: $42.3 Million
Residence: City of Westminster
Country: British
BirthDay: 30 August 1960
Sigh: Virgo
Height: 1.73 m
Education: University of Sussex, University of Freiburg

Ben Bradshaw was bornon 30 August 1960 in City of Westminster, British, is Politician. Ben Bradshaw is a British politician who has been a Member of Parliament for Exeter since 1997. A Labour Party politician, he has also served as the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport and as Minister of State for Health. Before entering politics Bradshaw worked as a journalist and had been with BBC Radio Devon for a few years before being appointed the BBC's Berlin correspondent. His journalistic career kindled a deep interest in politics and soon he ventured into politics by contesting the marginal parliamentary seat of Exeter at the 1997 general election as a Labour Party contestant. He successfully won the election following a bitter campaign against the Conservatives candidate Adrian Rogers. He proved to be a popular politician and within a few years entered Prime Minister Tony Blair's government as the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. His prominence within the Labour Party increased over time and he was eventually made the Minister of State in the Department of Health and, in addition, was given the Minister for the South West portfolio. He is openly gay and is actively involved in the work to support equality for lesbian, gay and bisexual people.


$42.3 Million


He contested the Labour Party deputy leadership election in 2015 but came in last


He voted in favour in the House of Commons Second Reading vote on same-sex marriage in Britain in 2013


After that he served as Shadow Culture Secretary until the Labour Party (UK) Shadow Cabinet election, 2010


He was appointed Secretary of State for Culture Media and Sport in 2009, a position he held until the United Kingdom general election, 2010


In 2007, he was made a Minister of State in the Department of Health and, in addition, was given the Minister for the South West portfolio


He and his partner Neal Dalgleish, a BBC producer, registered a civil partnership in June 2006, becoming one of the first MPs to do so


In 2002, Bradshaw became the Deputy to the Leader of the House of Commons Robin Cook and served as an Under Secretary of State at the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs from 2003 until 2006


In 2000, he became a Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Minister of State at the Department of Health John Denham


He made his maiden speech in the House of Commons on 4 July 1997


He became a reporter with BBC Radio's ‘The World At One’ in 1991


By the early 1990s he had become deeply interested in politics and was giving serious thoughts to joining politics


After three years he was selected to be the Berlin correspondent for BBC Radio in 1989


His career received a big boost when he joined the staff of BBC Radio Devon in 1986


His teaching career did not last long as he soon accepted a job as a reporter with the ‘Exeter Express and Echo’ in 1984


After completing his studies he embarked on a career as a teacher and taught English at the Technikum, a school of technology in Winterthur in the Zurich canton of Switzerland between 1982 and 1983


Ben Bradshaw was born on 30 August 1960, in London, England, as the son of a former Anglican vicar of Norwich Cathedral, Peter Bradshaw and his wife Daphne Bradshaw

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