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Jon Ashworth

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Jon Ashworth was the Labour Party candidate in Leicester South in the UK Parliament elections. They were elected with 33,606 votes. Our volunteers have been adding information on Jon Ashworth - here's everything we know so far!

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Jon Ashworth was the Labour Party candidate. Find out more about their policies in the Labour Party manifesto.


Jonathan Michael Graham Ashworth is a British Labour Party politician serving as Member of Parliament (MP) for Leicester South since 2011, and has served as Shadow Secretary of State for Health in Jeremy Corbyn’s Shadow Cabinet since 2016. Ashworth was first elected at a by-election in 2011, following the resignation of his predecessor Peter Soulsby, and was re-elected at the 2015, 2017, and 2019 general elections.

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Biographical summary

Born: 1978-10-14, Salford
School: Phillips High School
Undergraduate degree: University of Durham
Previous job: Political Researcher/Advisor

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Previous elections

This candidate has previously stood for election in:

  • 2019: The UK Parliament elections, as the Labour Party candidate for the Leicester South
  • 2017: The 2017 General Election, as the Labour and Co-operative Party candidate for the Leicester South
  • 2015: The 2015 General Election, as the Labour and Co-operative Party candidate for the Leicester South

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