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Barry Sheerman MP

Barry Sheerman MP

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Barry Sheerman is the Labour MP for Huddersfield and a former Chair of the House of Commons Education Committee.

During Barry's time in Parliament, he has been Chair of the House of Commons Select Committee on Education and Skills from 2001 – 2007, and Chair of the Children, Schools and Families Committee from 2007-2010.   He is also chair the Skills Commission which has recently led a series of major inquiries on the skills needs of the next generation. 

He was a lecturer at University College of Wales, Swansea, for 13 years, and has been a governor of the London School of Economics since 1995.  He also sits on the Higher Education Commission.