Denis MacShane

Politician

1948 –

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Who is Denis MacShane?

Denis MacShane is a British former Labour Party politician who was the Member of Parliament for Rotherham from 1994 until his resignation in 2012. He served in the Labour Government as Minister for Europe from 2002 until 2005.

On 2 November 2012, he was suspended from the Labour Party after the House of Commons Standards and Privileges Committee found that he had submitted 19 false invoices "plainly intended to deceive" the parliamentary expenses authority. Later that day he announced his intention to resign as MP for Rotherham. On 9 October 2013, MacShane was removed from the Privy Council and lost the right to use the honorific 'The Right Honourable'. On 18 November 2013 he pleaded guilty to false accounting at the Old Bailey, by submitting false receipts for £12 900, and on 23 December 2013 was jailed for six months.

MacShane previously worked for the BBC and International Metalworkers' Federation.

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Born
May 21, 1948
Glasgow
Also known as
  • Denis Matyjaszek
  • Denis McShane
Spouses
Nationality
  • United Kingdom
Profession
Education
  • University of London
  • Merton College, Oxford
  • St Benedict's School
  • Birkbeck, University of London
Lived in
  • Glasgow
  • Clapham

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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