1John Mills (Secretary)

John is the Chairman and Founder of JML (John Mills Limited) the consumer products company, specialising in retail promotions and TV home shopping. In 2010 JML was named as one of Europe’s Top 150 companies for growth and dynamism. John is the largest individual donor to the Labour Party, was a Labour councillor on Camden Borough Council and has been Chairman of the Labour Euro-safeguards Campaign for over 30 years.


Kate Hoey MP

Kate has been the MP for Vauxhall since 1989. She also served as the UK’s first female Sports Minister between 1999 and 2001. Prior to this she was a Minister at the Home Office. Kate was born in County Antrim, Northern Ireland, where her parents were farmers. She then attended the Belfast Royal Academy and the Ulster College of Physical Education before going on to take an economics degree in London.



Graham Stringer MP

Graham has been the MP for Blackley and Broughton since 2010, having previously been the MP for Manchester Blackley from 1997. He was a member of the Blair Government for three years between 1999 and 2002. In the last Parliament, Graham was a member of a number of Select Committees, including the Committees on Justice and Energy and Climate Change. Prior to entering Parliament, Graham was the Leader of Manchester City Council for twelve years.


Kelvin Hopkins MP

Kelvin has been the MP for Luton North since 1997. Following the recent General Election, he has been a member of the House of Commons Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee, and was previously a member of the European Scrutiny Committee for eight years. Born in Leicester, Kelvin worked as a further education lecturer and for a number of trade unions prior to being elected to Parliament.


Roger Godsiff MP

Roger has been a Member of Parliament since 1992. Roger has consistently supported a referendum on the United Kingdom’s membership of the European Union and was a supporter of the ‘Labour for a Referendum’ campaign.

Roger worked in banking before becoming active in the Labour Party. Roger was an Officer in the Association of Professional, Executive, Clerical and Computer Staff (APEX) and its successor Union, the GMB.