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Kerry McCarthy (Kerry Gillian McCarthy) was born on 26 March, 1965 in Luton, United Kingdom, is a British Labour politician. Discover Kerry McCarthy’s Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is She in this year and how She spends money? Also learn how She earned most of networth at the age of 55 years old?
|Popular As||Kerry Gillian McCarthy|
|Age||55 years old|
|Born||26 March 1965|
|Birthplace||Luton, United Kingdom|
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Kerry McCarthy Height, Weight & Measurements
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Dating & Relationship status
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Kerry McCarthy Net Worth
She net worth has been growing significantly in 2018-19. So, how much is Kerry McCarthy worth at the age of 55 years old? Kerry McCarthy’s income source is mostly from being a successful Politician. She is from United Kingdom. We have estimated Kerry McCarthy’s net worth, money, salary, income, and assets.
|Net Worth in 2020||$1 Million – $5 Million|
|Salary in 2019||Under Review|
|Net Worth in 2019||Pending|
|Salary in 2019||Under Review|
|Source of Income||Politician|
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Timeline of Kerry McCarthy
In the 2020 Labour Party leadership election, McCarthy nominated the successful candidate Keir Starmer. She later returned to the Labour frontbench in April 2020 as the Shadow Minister for Green Transport and Aviation.
In November 2017, McCarthy raised a complaint of inappropriate behaviour against Kelvin Hopkins, Labour MP for Luton South, which remained unresolved at the time Hopkins stepped down as an MP before the 2019 General Election.
On 26 June 2016, McCarthy was among dozens of shadow ministers who resigned from Corbyn’s team. She argued that “a new leader is needed to take on the challenges ahead”. According to McCarthy, in an article for The Huffington Post: “When the leader’s office did venture into Defra territory, they didn’t talk to the shadow team”. McCarthy does not believe Corbyn is the right Labour leader or a potential prime minister. She supported Owen Smith in the 2016 Labour leadership election.
After being re-elected with an increased majority in the 2015 General Election, McCarthy nominated Andy Burnham in that year’s Labour leadership campaign. She was appointed by Jeremy Corbyn as Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs in September 2015. She argued in a Spring 2015 interview with Viva!life, a magazine for vegans, that meat should be treated like tobacco, with “public campaigns to stop people eating it”. Tim Bonner of the Countryside Alliance said her opinions “are completely out of step with the vast majority of people”. “The world is not going to turn vegan because I am in post”, McCarthy said on BBC Radio 4’s Farming Today shortly after her appointment. “I have my own personal views on what I choose to eat, but I accept that we have a livestock industry in this country. What I want is for the industry to have the best welfare standards possible, to be sustainable as well as economically viable.”
In May 2012, McCarthy branded a fellow train passenger a “lager drinking oaf” and suggested he should “have been killed before he could breed” in comments made to her followers on Twitter. According to McCarthy, he was playing loud techno music on the train and wearing a t-shirt emblazoned with an obscene phrase about his sex life.
On World Vegan Day in November 2011, McCarthy became the first MP to set out in Parliament the case for becoming vegan.
She was re-elected at the 2010 General Election, with her majority reduced by more than a half. She was appointed as a temporary shadow Minister for work and pensions until October 2010 when she was appointed as a junior shadow Minister to the Treasury. She had supported Ed Balls’ unsuccessful bid to become Labour leader. In September 2011, McCarthy was made Shadow Foreign Office Minister with a responsibility for human rights.
In October 2010, McCarthy admitted a charge of electoral fraud, accepting a police caution for revealing on Twitter the number of postal votes cast per party in her constituency at the 2010 election, and apologised for this action.
In May 2009, McCarthy repaid £402 for a second bed claimed in expenses for her one bedroom flat. She stated the claim had been made in error.
In April 2007, McCarthy was appointed Parliamentary Private Secretary (PPS) to Rosie Winterton, Minister for Health Services, and helped her steer the Mental Health Bill through the Commons. From July 2007 to January 2009, she worked as PPS to Douglas Alexander, the Secretary of State for International Development, before being made a Junior Whip in June 2009. She is chair of the South West Group of Labour MPs, secretary of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Somaliland, a member of Labour’s National Policy Forum, and lead contact for the End Child Poverty campaign among Labour MPs in parliament. She has not voted against the party line since March 2007.
In 2005, McCarthy was selected as the Labour candidate for Bristol East through an all-women shortlist and retained the seat for her party at the 2005 general election. She was appointed a member of the Treasury Select Committee, and was involved in its inquiries into financial inclusion, globalisation and the role of the International Monetary Fund, and the administration of tax credits. She has also sat on two Finance Bill committees, as well as the UK Borders Bill Committee, the Offender Management Bill Committee and the Mental Health Bill Committee. She was described as a Gordon Brown loyalist, stating in 2005 that “The Chancellor’s nine Budgets are the bedrock of all that we have achieved in government”.
McCarthy is a vegan, and has given talks on the subject. She was a presenter at the Vegan Society’s 2005 annual awards. She divides her time between Bristol and London, and is a part-owner of a house in Luton. She is a vice-president of the League Against Cruel Sports, and an honorary associate of the National Secular Society.
McCarthy qualified as a solicitor in 1994 and worked as a lawyer for Abbey National Treasury Services (1994–1996), Merrill Lynch Europe (1996–1999) and the Labour Party (2001). She was a director of London Luton Airport Ltd (1999–2003), a director at Britain in Europe (2002–2004), and Head of Public Policy at the Waterfront Partnership (2004–2005).
Kerry Gillian McCarthy (born 26 March 1965) is a British Labour Party politician who has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Bristol East since 2005 and was the Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs from September 2015 to June 2016.