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John Prescott

John Leslie Prescott, Baron Prescott is a former Deputy Prime Minister and First Secretary of State of the United Kingdom. Born in Prestatyn, Wales, he represented Hull East as the Labour Member of Parliament between 1970 and 2010. In the 1994 leadership election he stood for both Leader and Deputy Leader of the Labour Party, winning election to the latter office. He was appointed Deputy Prime Minister after Labour's victory in the 1997 election, with an expanded brief as Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions.
A former ship's steward and trade union activist, by the 1980s he was presented as the political link to the working class in a Labour Party increasingly led by modernising, middle-class professionals. In his youth, Prescott managed to overcome the handicap of failing his 11-plus entrance examination for grammar school, going on to graduate from Ruskin College in Oxford. Prescott also developed a reputation as a key conciliator in the often tense relationship between then-Chancellor of the Exchequer ... » Read more on Wikipedia.org

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Prescott joins Miliband Sun criticism
2014-06-15
Ex-Deputy Prime Minister Lord John Prescott said he would have refused to be pictured with The Sun, unlike Labour leader Ed Miliband. Mr Miliband apologised for causing offence after the publicity stunt for the tabloid's World Cup special edition ...
(Liverpool Echo)
  1. End blunders or resign, Labour's Tom Watson tells Miliband press aides
  2. Miliband urged to dump 'blundering' aides after Sun row

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Britian Must Stay In EU To Get Chinese Investment, John Prescott Warns
2014-06-15
Investment in Britain will only remain attractive to China if the nation stays in the EU, former deputy prime minister John Prescott has warned. The Labour politician accepted "fundamental changes" were necessary to prevent further descent into a ...
(Huffington Post UK)
  1. Sky News - Murnaghan Interview with Lord John Prescott on trade with China
  2. Britian Must Stay In EU To Get Chinese Investment, John Prescott Warns

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John Prescott warns of focus on energy security as climate talks get underway
2014-06-05
Former deputy prime minister John Prescott has warned that the focus on EU energy security could detract from climate action, as leaders and legislators meet in Bonn and Mexico City to discuss how to progress climate change negotiations. Speaking to ...
(Blue & Green Tomorrow)
  1. EU Is Omitting Climate in Energy Security Push: Prescott

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Rosie Corrigan, Britain's youngest female mayor, hailed by Obama band and ...
2014-05-31
Rosie Corrigan, Britain's youngest female mayor, hailed by Obama band and John Prescott. By Hull Daily Mail | Posted: May 31, 2014. By Dan Clark. 'LOOKING FORWARD TO IT': Mayor of Selby Councillor Rosie Corrigan. 'LOOKING FORWARD TO IT': The ...
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    Around Iowa: Two allegedly made meth in apartment
    2014-05-28
    A federal indictment unsealed Tuesday says John Starks Sr., 46, and Casey Duhme. 24, attempted to make methamphetamine in an apartment building on Feb. 20. The apartment is within 1,000 feet of Prescott Elementary School in Dubuque, which increases ...
    (DesMoinesRegister.com)
    1. 2 Dubuque men charged in meth lab fire

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    Lord Prescott's £60000 homes 'are rotting'
    2014-05-16
    The scheme was the product of a challenge laid down to the construction industry in 2005 by Labour peer Lord Prescott, the former deputy prime minister, to design houses that cost less than £60,000 to build. This was made possible by using ...
    (Financial Times)
    1. What went wrong at Oxley Woods?

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    Latest: Inspirational teenager Stephen Sutton dies in hospital
    2014-05-14
    Former Blues favourite Darren Carter, radio presenter Richard Bacon and former deputy PM John Prescott were also among those to praise the inspirational teenager. Other tributes included comedian Chris Ramsey who tweeted: "RIP Stephen Sutton.
    (Birmingham Mail)
    1. Stephen Sutton: cancer campaigner who raised more than £3m dies aged 19
    2. Ricky Gervais leads tributes to Stephen Sutton
    3. Prime Minister 'deeply saddened' as Stephen Sutton loses cancer battle

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    Watch: Nigel Farage, Ed Miliband, John Prescott, what was your favourite ...
    2014-05-02
    Who can forget John Prescott's left-hand punch after he was hit with an egg by protesting farm worker Craig Evans on the campaign trail in Prestatyn? It became one of the defining images of the 2001 General Election. PA. Former Deputy Prime Minister ...
    (WalesOnline)
    1. Watch the best political eggings: Nigel Farage, Ed Miliband, John Prescott and ...

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    Nigel Farage's decision not to stand in Newark is a crushing disappointment
    2014-04-30
    At about the same time John Prescott, retired Labour bruiser,was tweeting, "Nigel Farage Ale. Bottling it since Eastleigh". Bad call. There's nothing wrong with being frightened when it's a rational response to the facts. What people make of his ...
    (The Guardian)
    1. Farage bottles it: Ukip leader stands down in Newark

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