Clive Lewis (politician)

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Clive Lewis

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Shadow Minister for Sustainable Economics
Assumed office
12 January 2018
Serving with Lyn Brown
LeaderJeremy Corbyn
Preceded byAnneliese Dodds
Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
In office
6 October 2016 – 8 February 2017
LeaderJeremy Corbyn
Preceded byJon Trickett (Business, Innovation and Skills)
Barry Gardiner (Energy and Climate Change)
Succeeded byRebecca Long-Bailey
Shadow Secretary of State for Defence
In office
27 June 2016 – 6 October 2016
LeaderJeremy Corbyn
Preceded byEmily Thornberry
Succeeded byNia Griffith
Member of Parliament
for Norwich South
Assumed office
8 May 2015
Preceded bySimon Wright
Majority12,760 (24.7%)
Personal details
Born
Clive Anthony Lewis

(1971-09-11) 11 September 1971 (age 48)
London, England
Political partyLabour
Spouse(s)
Katy Steel (m. 2017)
Alma materUniversity of Bradford
Royal Military Academy Sandhurst
Military service
AllegianceUnited Kingdom
Branch/serviceBritish Army (Territorial Army)
Years of service2006–2009
Unit7th Battalion, The Rifles
Battles/warsOperation Herrick

Clive Anthony Lewis[1] (born 11 September 1971) is a British Labour politician and journalist. He has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Norwich South since winning the seat at the 2015 general election.[2]

Lewis was appointed by Jeremy Corbyn's Shadow Cabinet as Shadow Secretary of State for Defence in June 2016,[3] and later appointed Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy in the October 2016 reshuffle.

In December 2019, Lewis announced his candidacy for Leader of the Labour Party in the 2020 leadership election.[4] He dropped out from the race on 13 January 2020.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Election results for the General election 2015 in Norwich South". Norwich City Council.
  2. "Norwich South Parliamentary constituency". BBC. Archived from the original on 8 May 2015. Retrieved 8 May 2015.
  3. "Jeremy Corbyn unveils new top team after resignations". BBC News. 27 June 2016. Archived from the original on 26 June 2016.
  4. Lewis, Clive (19 December 2019). "I'm standing to be Labour leader so the truth can be heard". The Guardian. Retrieved 19 December 2019.
  5. McGuinness, Alec (13 Jan 2020). "Labour leadership: Clive Lewis pulls out of race to succeed Jeremy Corbyn". Sky News. Retrieved 13 Jan 2020.