John Mann MP was elected as Labour Member of Parliament for Bassetlaw in June 2001.
John has run high profile campaigns on consumer debt, heroin and treatment for addiction, the staking of grave stones and the double charging by solicitors for miner compensation claims. In 2003 he ran a successful campaign to keep Bassetlaw Hospital A&E open and in 2006 he won the campaign to stop Bassetlaw Primary Care Trust from being merged into a wider county-wide primary care trust.
John was reelected to the highly influential Treasury Select Committee in January 2009. In a previous period on the committee he led the campaign for more transparency in the consumer credit industry. John has also been Parliamentary Private Secretary to then Minister for the Olympics Tessa Jowell, and for Richard Caborn, then Minister for Sport
Before entering Parliament he worked for the Amalgamated Union of Engineering Workers (AEEU), the TUC and TULO. He is a former Chair of Labour Students and just prior to his election he was involved in running the family business.
Since 2005 he has been Chair of the All-Party Group Against Antisemitism and commissioned the All-Party Parliamentary Inquiry into Antisemitism.