Tom Watson

Born Jan 8, 1967

Thomas Anthony Watson is a British Labour Party politician, who has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for West Bromwich East since 2001. Watson was a Parliamentary Secretary for the Cabinet Office from 2008 to 2009. In 2011, he was made the first ever Deputy Chair of the Labour Party, with responsibility for co-ordinating Labour's campaigning, by Ed Miliband.… Read More

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1967 Birth Born on January 8, 1967.


1992 25 Years Old 1 More Event
Tom Watson was educated at King Charles I School, Kidderminster, and the University of Hull, where he was active in the Hull University Labour Club and elected President of the Students' Union in 1992.
1993 26 Years Old In 1993, he began to work for the Labour Party as National Development Officer for Youth.


1997 - 2002 4 More Events
2003 36 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2003 Tom Watson voted for the Iraq War and subsequently voted very strongly against an investigation into the Iraq war … Read More
2004 37 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2004, he won the New Statesman New Media Award in the category of elected representative for using his weblog to further the democratic process. … Read More
He was promoted on 5 May 2006 to Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Ministry of Defence. … Read More


2008 41 Years Old …  Watson was Minister for Digital Engagement at the Cabinet Office from 2008 to 2009. … Read More
2009 42 Years Old On 10 May 2009 it was revealed that since being re-elected as MP in 2005, Watson claimed the maximum £4,800 allowance for food in a single year. … Read More
2010 43 Years Old 1 More Event
Tom Watson led a number of MPs in speaking out firmly against the Digital Economy Act 2010, as the bill was being passed through Parliament in April 2010 during the 'wash-up' period before the election.
Watson played a significant role in the News International phone hacking scandal by helping to bring the series of events at the News of the World into the open. As a member of the Culture, Media and Sport Committee, he questioned Rupert and James Murdoch, along with former News of the World editor Rebekah Brooks, in a Committee session on 19 July 2011.
2012 45 Years Old 1 More Event
On 24 October 2012, Watson suggested in the House of Commons that a paedophile network may have existed in the past at a high level, protected by connections to Parliament and involving a close aide to a former Prime Minister; neither the aide nor the former Prime Minister were named. … Read More
He resigned from the roles on in 2013 following a controversy over the selection of a candidate in Falkirk.
2015 48 Years Old In May 2015 after the Labour Party lost that year's general election and Miliband and his deputy Harriet Harman resigned, Watson announced his intention to stand Labour Party deputy leadership election. … Read More
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