MP for Huddersfield
Barry Sheerman is the Labour MP for Huddersfield and a former chair of the House of Commons Education Select Committee. He is also the Chair of the Sutton Trust’s Education Advisory Group.
He was the opposition spokesperson for Education and Employment from 1983-1988, co-chairs the Policy Connect Skills Commission into further education and skills policy and has chaired various internal Labour Party groups on education. Barry was a lecturer at University College of Wales, Swansea, for 13 years, and was a governor of the London School of Economics for 20 years. He is a Visiting Professor at UCL’s Institute for Education and at Huddersfield University.