John Cryer, MP
John has been the Member of Parliament for Leyton and Wanstead since May 2010 and from 1997 to 2005 he was the Member of Parliament for nearby Hornchurch, winning by one of the biggest swings in the country, and holding the constituency in 2001.
Before being an MP he worked as a journalist on various newspapers and magazines and has also worked for two trade unions, Unite and Aslef. His priorities are the redistribution of wealth, job creation, and preserving universal benefits and the NHS.
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