Nick Palmer was MP for Broxtowe from 1997 until 2010. He was Parliamentary Private Secretary (PPS) in the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs until April 2005. He then became PPS to the Minister of State, Malcolm Wicks, first in the Department of Trade and Industry and later in the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform until 2008.
My background, skills and achievements
Education and skills
- PhD in mathematics including university training in computing and econometrics, studied in the Massachusetts institute of Technology, Copenhagen University and London University..
- Research in artificial intelligence
- Speak six languages, active in socialist movements in three countries
Political and trade union record
- 13 years in Parliament with experience on the Treasury, Justice, European Affairs and Northern Ireland Select Committees
- PPS to the Energy and Science Ministers, involved in climate change and renewable energy strategy
- Trade union member (currently UNITE) for decades, led a union list to victory over staff associations in a multinational company.
- Broxtowe’s only Labour MP since the seat was created
- Active in UNITE Parliamentary group, working to achieve the Temporary and Agency Workers Act and opposing Royal Mail part-privatisation
- Former Health and Safety Officer, MSF
- Management of two successful small businesses
- Head of internet services in one of the world’s largest manufacturing companies
- Currently Director of Policy in Cruelty Free International, an animal protection campaign
- Four published (non-political) books
Communication with Broxtowe voters
- 10% of all Broxtowe voters subscribe to my regular email updates
- Monthly column in the Nottingham Post
- Regular column resuming in the Beeston Express
- An estimated 25,000 current constituents personally encountered. There are no streets in Broxtowe that I have not personally canvassed.
You are welcome to contact me at any time
(this account name was set up when I was! – let’s see if we can make it accurate again…)