Shadow Secretary of State for Health
Jonathan Ashworth was elected Member of Parliament for Leicester South at a by-election in May 2011.
In October 2016 Jon was appointed Shadow Secretary of State for Health, by Jeremy Corbyn, having previously served as Shadow Minister without Portfolio. Jon was also in Ed Miliband’s front bench team as Shadow Cabinet Office Minister from October 2013.
Before becoming an MP Jon worked in the Treasury as a special advisor to Gordon Brown when he was Chancellor, and continued to work for Gordon Brown when he became Prime Minister.
He and his wife have two daughters and live in Stoneygate, Leicester.