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14 Facts About Andy Slaughter
Andy Slaughter is currently a member of the Justice Select Committee.
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Andy Slaughter has spoken in the House of Commons on fire safety, housing, legal aid, local government, education and climate change issues.
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Andy Slaughter played a part in successful local campaigns against the planned demolition of social housing by the Conservative Council in his constituency and the planned demolition of Charing Cross Hospital.
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Andy Slaughter was appointed Parliamentary Private Secretary to Stephen Ladyman MP, Minister of State for the Department for Transport and served from November 2005 to June 2007.
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In October 2010, Andy Slaughter was invited to join the Labour frontbench as Shadow Justice Minister with responsibility for courts and tribunals, criminal law, freedom of information, the legal profession, civil justice reform and Legal Aid.
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Andy Slaughter served as the lead shadow minister opposing the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 and the Justice and Security Act 2012.
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Andy Slaughter resigned in June 2016, citing concerns over Jeremy Corbyn's leadership.
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Andy Slaughter supported Owen Smith in the 2016 Labour Party leadership election.
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Andy Slaughter was appointed as Shadow Minister for Housing in October 2016, however he was sacked from the frontbench in June 2017 after he voted in favour of an amendment to the Queen's Speech which called on the UK to remain in the European Single Market, in defiance of the Labour whip.
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