Ben Bradshaw Labour MP for Exeter

Ben Bradshaw has been MP for Exeter since his election in 1997. Before entering Parliament, he worked as a newspaper journalist, starting his career in 1984 on Exeter’s local paper before moving into radio journalism and working at the BBC. Ben was made a Minister in the Foreign Office in 2001 and then held posts as Environment Minister and Health Minister. Between 2009 and 2010, he was Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport and now speaks for Exeter from the backbenches.