Austin Mitchell is a British Labour Party politician who was the Member of Parliament for Great Grimsby from 1977 until 2015.
Born in Bradford, Austin excelled in education and academia, earning a Doctor of Philosophy at Oxford University, going on to lecture in history in New Zealand and writing a number of books.
He was also a journalist at ITV-owned Yorkshire Television from 1969 to 1977, presenting their regional news programme Calendar, although he spent a short period at the BBC in 1972.
An outspoken MP, Mitchell is known for his media appearances and use of modern and social media outlets such as Twitter.
He has also appeared on documentaries and championed the movement to allow TV cameras into the Houses of Parliament in the early 1980s when people were only able to rely on insights attained through newspaper and radio reports.
Following a long and fruitful career in politics, Austin decided to step down at the 2015 General Election and has since then established himself as a politics speaker, appearing at both Labour Party functions as well as media and campaign functions as both a political commentator and keynote speaker.
As a keynote speaker Mitchell has discussed his stance on European Union, the Common Fisheries Policy and the British voting system, and is a passionate and inspirational orator and communicator.
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- Common Fisheries Policy
- the Eurozone
- UK Voting System
- UK Politics
- Houses of Parliment