Barry Gardiner Family and Net Worth – Barry Strachan Gardiner is a British politician who served as Shadow Secretary of State know all about him in this article.
|Birthdate||10 March 1957|
|Age (as of 2022)||64 years|
|Place of Birth||Glasgow, United Kingdom|
|Spouse/Partner||Caroline Anne Smith|
|Mother||Name not Known|
|Education||Harvard University, Corpus Christi College, University of St Andrews|
|Profession||Member of Parliament of the United Kingdom|
Barry Strachan Gardiner is a British politician who served as Shadow Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change and Shadow Secretary of State for International Trade from 2016 to 2020. A member of the Labour Party, he has been Member of Parliament (MP) for Brent North since 1997.Gardiner served in Tony Blair’s New Labour government from April 2004 to June 2007 as a junior minister in the Northern Ireland Office, Department of Trade and Industry and Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs respectively.
Barry Gardiner Family
Barry Gardiner, the son of Olympic footballer John Gardiner was born in Glasgow, Scotland. His mother trained as a surgeon and was the first woman to win the gold medal for surgery at the University of Glasgow.He was educated at the independent High School of Glasgow and Haileybury and Imperial Service College in Hertfordshire. He received an undergraduate Master of Arts from the University of St Andrews before serving for two years as full-time Scottish Regional Secretary of the Student Christian Movement. As a young man, he planned to become an Episcopal priest and began identifying politically with democratic and Christian socialism.In 1983, Gardiner was awarded a Kennedy Memorial Trust scholarship to study Philosophy at Harvard University.
Barry Gardiner Wife and Children
Gardiner is married to Caroline Smith and has employed her as an office manager and executive secretary.They have four children; one of whom, Jacob Gardiner-Smith, is a footballer.
Barry Gardiner Net Worth
Barry Strachan Gardiner is a British politician who served as Shadow Secretary of State has an estimated Net Worth around $1Million – $5 Million in 2022.
|Net Worth ( 2022 )||$1Million – $5 Million|
|Income Source||Member of Parliament of the United Kingdom|
|Yearly Income / Salary||Under Review|
Barry Gardiner Career
Gardiner contested the Greater London constituency of Brent North at the 1997 general election, defeating the incumbent Conservative MP Rhodes Boyson by 4,019 votes. Following his election, he moved from Cambridge to Hertfordshire. He made his maiden speech on 4 July 1997.
Gardiner became Parliamentary Private Secretary (PPS) to Minister of State at the Home Office Beverley Hughes in 2002. In 2004, he was appointed Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Northern Ireland Office, moving to the same position at the Department of Trade and Industry following the 2005 general election. He moved to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs in a May 2006 reshuffle and left the Government in June 2007, to once again serve as a PPS, this time to the Business Secretary.
He gave his support in 2014 to the first annual Hen Harrier Day demonstrations in Derbyshire to highlight the illegal persecution of UK raptors.In January 2015, he admitted the push by the previous Labour government to encourage car-buyers to opt for diesel vehicles in a bid to protect the environment was “wrong”, identifying that a “massive problem for public health” had been created.
In January 2020, Gardiner received India’s highly prestigious Padma Shri award for his work in the field of public affairs.He endorsed Rebecca Long-Bailey in the 2020 Labour Party leadership election.Following Keir Starmer’s victory in the contest, he was stood down from the Shadow Cabinet in April of that year.
After following government social distancing guidelines from March to June 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic, Gardiner joined Black Lives Matter protesters in London as they marched outside Parliament. Since the protest had ignored government guidelines, he took a test for COVID-19 but tested negative for the virus.