John Mann is the Labour Member of Parliament for Bassetlaw, the home constituency of The Pulse Lifestyle Editor Kirsty Moody.
John Mann was born on the 10th January 1960 in Yorkshire, and won a scholarship from Yorkshire County Council to study at Bradford Grammar School. He studied Economics at the University of Manchester, as well as a Diploma in Training Management.
His work with the Labour Party has been longstanding, being a member of the Pudsey South Labour Party in his youth, and has taken him from London to East Sussex to Hertfordshire, to Nottinghamshire, where he sits as an MP, first winning the seat at the 2001 General Election.
Within Parliament, Mann has served on the Treasury Select Committee twice, where he developed a reputation for his blunt attitude towards banking executives. He opposed the leadership of Jeremy Corbyn, and in the European Union referendum, supported the Leave campaign.
Mann is the Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Committee on Antisemitism, and has had many brash encounters with those accused of antisemitism in his party, calling former London Mayor Ken Livingstone a “fucking disgrace” over comments the ex-Mayor is alleged to have made regarding Adolf Hitler.
His wife is the Deputy Leader of Bassetlaw District Council.