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Simon Lightwood

Simon Lightwood is a Labour and Co-operative Party candidate in Wakefield and Rothwell constituency in the UK Parliamentary general election.

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Simon Lightwood is the Labour MP for Wakefield.

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He was elected in the by-election held on, 23 June 2022 following the resignation of the disgraced Conservative MP Imran Ahmad Khan.

In Parliament, he has campaigned on a wide range of issues, including bus services, NHS dentistry and antisocial behaviour in line with the priorities he set out in his election campaign.

In October 2022, he was asked to join the Shadow front bench, as a Shadow Transport Minister, which includes responsibility for buses.

He is a member of the APPG for Rugby League and a proud Wakefield Trinity fan.

Prior to being elected, Simon was a proud NHS worker and was previously a Labour councillor and cabinet member for public health.

He studied theatre acting at Bretton Hall College in Wakefield.

Simon lives in Wakefield with his husband and their two young children.

This statement was last updated on June 3, 2024.

This statement was added by Simon Lightwood, their team, or by a Democracy Club volunteer, based on information published by the candidate elsewhere.

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Simon Lightwood is the Labour and Co-operative Party candidate. Find out more about their policies in the Labour and Co-operative Party manifesto.

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About Simon Lightwood


Simon Robert Lightwood is a British Labour Party politician serving as Member of Parliament (MP) for Wakefield since the 2022 by-election. He has been Shadow Minister for Local Transport since 2022.

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Simon Lightwood's elections

Date Election Party Results Position
2024 Wakefield and Rothwell: UK Parliamentary general election Labour and Co-operative Party (Results due after 04 July 2024) Position not available
2022 Wakefield: UK Parliamentary by-election Labour Party 13,166 votes (elected) 1st / 15 candidates
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