British politician (born 1981)
Gavin Shuker (born 10 October 1981) is an Independent British politician. He was Shadow International Development Minister from October 2013 to September 2015 and has been the MP for Luton South from 2010 to 2019. Before leaving the party in 2019, Shuker was a Labour MP; he left to join Change UK. After the 2019 EU elections he left Change UK to become an independent MP with the Independents grouping.
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- History is not just shaped by action, but by inaction as well.
- Said in a Guardian article. Quoted on the Independents website in July 2019: Don’t let Change UK put you off from acting
- There’s no way I can back a plan to no-confidence the current prime minister when there’s no good answer as to who will replace him.
- Said after Jeremy Corbyn was suggested as caretaker PM in the event of a successful no-confidence vote against Boris Johnson. Quoted by the Times. Labour and SNP agree election pact in secret meeting (6 September 2019)