Brian White, British politician, Died at 59

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Brian Arthur Robert White was born on May 5, 1957, and died on July 5, 2016.

He was a British Labour Party politician.

White was Member of Parliament (MP) for North East Milton Keynes from the 1997 general election, but lost his seat in 2005.

Brian became first elected to Parliament when Labour returned to power at the 1997 general election with a 240-vote majority, when he overturned the Conservative Peter Butler’s majority of 14,000 obtained at the previous election.

Brian White was returned at the 2001 election with a slightly increased majority of 1,829, but at the 2005 election he lost his seat to the Conservative candidate Mark Lancaster whose 1,665 majority represented a 3.6% swing.

In 1997, his election to Parliament, White had been Deputy Leader of Milton Keynes Council and the Secretary of the Local Government Association Labour Group.

Brian White had joined the local council in 1987, but resigned to take his seat in Parliament.

During the May 2007 local elections, he was elected to Milton Keynes Council as a member for Stantonbury.

Then, he was re-elected in May 2011 and May 2014.

White served as Mayor of Milton Keynes for a year from May 2013.

Brian White married Leena Lindholm on July 4, 1984 in Finland.

Brian White had two stepsons.

During late June 2016, White was diagnosed with an incurable cancer.

Brian White died in Milton Keynes hospital.

Brian White passed away at 59 years old.

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