Barry Gardiner MP is the Labour MP for Brent North and the Shadow Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change.
Barry Gardiner MP served as the Prime Minister’s Special Envoy on Forestry between 2007 and 2008 and as Private Parliamentary Secretary to Lord Mandelson in the Department for Business, Innovations and Skills between 2009 and 2010. More recently Barry was Ed Miliband's Special Envoy for Climate Change & The Environment. He has also been a member of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee, the Energy and Climate Change Select Committee, the Public Accounts Select Committee and the Broadcasting and Procedure Select Committees.
Before becoming active in Parliament, Barry was a senior partner in shipping insurance and arbitration for ten years.