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Encyclopedia > Jane Griffiths (politician)
Jane Griffiths MP

Member of Parliament
for Reading East
In office
May 1, 1997 – April 11, 2005
Preceded by Gerard Vaughan
Succeeded by Rob Wilson

Born April 17, 1954
Nationality British
Political party Labour
Alma mater University of Durham
Profession Politician
Website [1]

Jane Patricia Griffiths (born 17 April 1954, London) is a United Kingdom lingust and politician. She held positions as a Labour councillor on Reading Borough Council, and as Labour Member of Parliament for the Reading East parliamentary constituency. A controversial figure in her constituency, she was deselected as MP and subsequently rendered bankrupt. A Member of Parliament, or MP, is a representative elected by the voters to a parliament. ... Reading East is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... May 1 is the 121st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (122nd in leap years). ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... April 11 is the 101st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (102nd in leap years). ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Sir Gerard Folliot Vaughan (June 11, 1923-July 29, 2003) was a psychiatrist and UK politician, who reached ministerial rank during the Thatcher administration. ... Robert Wilson (born January 4, 1965 in south Oxfordshire) is a United Kingdom politician and entrepreneur. ... April 17 is the 107th day of the year (108th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Labour Party has been, since its founding in the early 20th century, the principal political party of the left in England, Scotland and Wales. ... Affiliations 1994 Group, European University Association, Association of MBAs, EQUIS, Universities UK, N8 Group, Association of Commonwealth Universities Website http://www. ... The Politics series Politics Portal This box:      A politician is an individual who is a formally recognized and active member of a government, or a person who influences the way a society is governed through an understanding of political power and group dynamics. ... April 17 is the 107th day of the year (108th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... The Labour Party has been, since its founding in the early 20th century, the principal political party of the left in England, Scotland and Wales. ... A councillor is a member of a council (such as a city council), particularly in the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and other parts of the Commonwealth. ... Reading is a town, unitary authority (the Borough of Reading) and urban area in the English county of Berkshire. ... A Member of Parliament, or MP, is a representative elected by the voters to a parliament. ... Reading East is a parliamentary constituency in the English county of Berkshire. ...

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Early life

Jane Griffiths was born to John and Pat Griffiths. She was educated at the Cedars Grammar School, Leighton Buzzard and St Mary's College, University of Durham. She has a BA in French and Russian. She is married to fellow former councillor Andrew Tattersall and has two children, Martha and Shaman Seamus McToby Toabfish Babby Snapcock Buswind.[1] Location within the British Isles Leighton Buzzard is a town near the Chiltern Hills in Bedfordshire, and is between Luton and Milton Keynes. ... St Marys College is a college of the University of Durham in England. ... Durham University is a university in England. ...


From 1977 to 1984, Griffiths worked as a linguist at Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), the UK electronic intelligence operation in Cheltenham. From 1984 until 1997 she worked as a foreign news editor for BBC Monitoring and the BBC World Service in Reading. Besides her native English, she speaks Russian, French, Japanese and Korean.[1] For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) is a British intelligence agency responsible for providing signals intelligence (SIGINT) and information assurance. ... For the parliamentary constituency, see Cheltenham (UK Parliament constituency). ... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The BBC Monitoring divisions logo BBC Monitoring is a division of the British Broadcasting Corporation that monitors the mass media worldwide and acts as the British Governments provider of open source intelligence (OSINT). ... The BBC World Service is one of the most widely recognised international broadcasters of radio programming, transmitting in 33 languages to many parts of the world. ... Reading is a town, unitary authority (the Borough of Reading) and urban area in the English county of Berkshire. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ...


Politics

From 1989 to 1999, Griffiths was a Labour councillor on Reading Borough Council, holding various senior positions. In the general election of 1997, she was elected as Member of Parliament for the Reading East parliamentary constituency, a position she retained in the following general election in 2001 and until the 2005 general election.[2] She was the first woman elected to represent a Reading seat. 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... The Labour Party has been, since its founding in the early 20th century, the principal political party of the left in England, Scotland and Wales. ... A councillor is a member of a council (such as a city council), particularly in the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and other parts of the Commonwealth. ... Reading is a town, unitary authority (the Borough of Reading) and urban area in the English county of Berkshire. ... The UK general election, 1997 was arguably the largest and one of the most significant election Victory of the twentieth century (Labour won 418 seats- More than the liberals in 1906). ... A Member of Parliament, or MP, is a representative elected by the voters to a parliament. ... Reading East is a parliamentary constituency in the English county of Berkshire. ... 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The United Kingdom general election of 2005 was held on Thursday, 5 May 2005. ...


In 2004 her constituency Labour Party deselected her as a candidate for the next general election, giving the candidature to local councillor Tony Page. This was the first such deselection of a sitting MP in the United Kingdom for ten years. The press reported soon afterwards suggested that she might defect from the Labour Party, and contest the seat as a Conservative Party candidate, but she did not.[3][4] shelby was here 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A Constituency Labour Party (CLP) is an organisation of members of the British Labour Party who live in a particular parliamentary constituency in England, Scotland and Wales. ... Tony Page is an English Labour politician. ... The Conservative Party (officially the Conservative and Unionist Party) is the second largest political party in the United Kingdom in terms of sitting Members of Parliament (MPs), the largest in terms of public membership, and is the second oldest extant political party in the world. ...


Following her deselection and amid the ensuing acrimony within the local Labour Party, Tony Page failed to win the seat at the 2005 general election, losing out to the Conservative candidate, Rob Wilson. The United Kingdom general election of 2005 was held on Thursday, 5 May 2005. ... The Conservative Party (officially the Conservative and Unionist Party) is the second largest political party in the United Kingdom in terms of sitting Members of Parliament (MPs), the largest in terms of public membership, and is the second oldest extant political party in the world. ... Robert Wilson (born January 4, 1965 in south Oxfordshire) is a United Kingdom politician and entrepreneur. ...


Bankruptcy and since

Four days after the 2005 general election Jane was declared bankrupt, owing £29,000 to the Inland Revenue. This would have disqualified her from retaking her seat in the House of Commons had it happened after she been reselected and reelected. She failed to appear at her bankruptcy hearing before Reading County Court on Monday 19 September 2005 and a warrant was subsequently issued for her arrest. After convincing the court she had the assets to pay her debts and would co-operate with the proceedings, the warrant was discharged. However her discharge from bankruptcy was subsequently suspended on the grounds that she was not co-operating, stating that she was in Latvia. This was incorrectly reported in the local press as her being made bankrupt a second time.[5][6][7] The United Kingdom general election of 2005 was held on Thursday, 5 May 2005. ... Bankruptcy is a legally declared inability or impairment of ability of an individual or organization to pay their creditors. ... The Inland Revenue was, until April 2005, a department of the British Government responsible for the collection of direct taxation, including income tax, national insurance contributions, capital gains tax, inheritance tax, corporation tax, petroleum revenue tax and stamp duty. ... The House of Commons is the lower house of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Crown Court and County Court in Oxford. ... September 19 is the 262nd day of the year (263rd in leap years). ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... An arrest warrant is a warrant issued by a public officer which authorizes the arrest and detention of an individual. ...


Jane Griffiths now writes a political blog, called 'janestheone' after her election slogan in earlier days, and is training to be a teacher. On her blog, Jane describes herself as a writer, linguist and political blogger and as being internationalist, anti-totalitarian and pro-democracy everywhere in the world.[8]


Other interests

Jane was well known in her constituency as a keen rat fancier and owner of several pet rats. As an MP, she even dedicated a page on her constituency website to them. Species 50 species; see text *Several subfamilies of Muroids include animals called rats. ... Species The fancy rat or pet rat is a domesticated breed of the Brown Rat (Rattus norvegicus) or, more rarely, of the Black Rat (R. rattus). ...


References

  1. ^ a b Ask Aristotle - Griffiths, Jane - Biography. Guardian Unlimited. Retrieved on August 14, 2006.
  2. ^ Ask Aristotle - Griffiths, Jane - Summary. Guardian Unlimited. Retrieved on August 14, 2006.
  3. ^ Party votes out Reading MP. BBC. Retrieved on August 14, 2006.
  4. ^ Howard urged to be as daring as Thatcher. Daily Telegraph. Retrieved on August 14, 2006.
  5. ^ Ex-MP Jane to appear in court over bankruptcy. Retrieved on August 14, 2006.
  6. ^ Arrest warrant for deselected MP. BBC. Retrieved on August 14, 2006.
  7. ^ Dumped MP Jane bankrupt again. Reading Post. Retrieved on August 14, 2006.
  8. ^ janestheone. Jane Griffiths. Retrieved on August 14, 2006.

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External links

  • Guardian Unlimited Politics - Ask Aristotle: Jane Griffiths
  • TheyWorkForYou.com - Jane Griffiths MP
  • janestheone - Jane Griffith's weblog

 
 

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