Leeds MPs

MULHOLLAND, Gregory Thomas (born 1970) Liberal Democrat. Marketing manager.

He developed an interest in politics in 1987 whilst he was in the sixth form. In 2003 he was elected to Leeds City Council for Headingley ward as a Liberal Democrat, acting from 2003–2005 as the lead member for corporate services. He was also the Liberal Democrat group’s spokesman on the abortive Leeds Supertram scheme. In the general election of 2005 he brought off a surprising win in Leeds North West turning a Labour majority of 5,236 to a Liberal Democrat one of 1,877. He retained the seat in 2010 and 2015. He sat on the Pensions Committee from 2005–2010 and the Public Administration Committee from 2010–2015. He acted as Shadow Minister for International Development 2005–2006, Education 2006–2007 and Health from 2007–2010. He has shown a particular interest in public transport, work and pensions, social care, education, higher education, and international development. Although he usually votes with his party he will, if his conscience bids him, vote against it. In 2007 he was nominated by Channel 4 as best campaigning politician for his efforts to release one of his constituents, Mirza Tahir Hussain, from prison in Pakistan. As a Roman Catholic he is strongly opposed to abortion and euthanasia. For further reading see http://parliament.uk