George Edward Mudie (born
6 February 1945) is a
politician in the United
He is Labour member of Parliament
for Leeds East
Dundee, Scotland George Mudie
was educated at the Waid Academy in
Anstruther and later studied Social Studies at Newbattle Abbey College in Dalkeith.
worked initially as an engineer and then joined the merchant navy
. In 1968 he became a
trade union official with the National Union of Public
Employees, a position he held until his election to the
Commons in 1992.
He was elected as a councillor to Leeds City Council
(1971-92) and was the
council's leader (1980-1990), being its youngest leader. He was
elected as the Labour MP for Leeds East at the 1992 General Election
following the retirement of the former Chancellor of the Exchequer
. He has held the seat
In Parliament he was appointed as an Opposition Whip
in 1994, a position he held until the
Labour landslide at the 1997 election
was elevated to become the Treasurer of HM Household and Deputy
. In 1998 he was appointed as a Parliamentary
Under-Secretary of State
at the Department for Education and
. He was dropped from the government in 1999.
He has served on a number of select committees
has been a member of the Treasury
He is married with three children, one from a former marriage. He
named his eldest son Keir after Keir
. His wife is a primary school headmistress.