John Prescott

John Leslie Prescott is a British politician and trade union activist. He was born in Prestatyn, Wales, though he lived his formative years in Brinsworth in the West Riding of Yorkshire and Upton in Cheshire. John was a steward and waiter in the Merchant Navy, working for Cunard and went on to marry Pauline ‘Tilly’ Tilston in 1961. He was appointed Deputy Prime Minster after Labour’s victory in the 1997 election, acting as Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions. John resigned as Deputy Prime Minister coinciding with Tony Blair’s resignation as Prime Minister in 2007 and later retired from his forty year stint as MP for Hull East at the 2010 election.

John attended Ruskin College in 1965, where he gained a diploma in Economics and Politics.

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