Ian Austin has been the Labour MP for Dudley North since 2005, having previously been a councillor in the town.

The adoptive son of Czech Jewish refugees, he has been critical of attempts to tackle anti-Semitism within the party.

He was a minister for regional affairs under Gordon Brown.

The role came after a stint serving the former PM as a parliamentary aide.

He has also held several roles as a shadow minister, most recently for

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