Stewart Wood is a Shadow Minister without Portfolio and a strategic adviser to Ed Miliband, Leader of the Labour Party. He became a life Peer in 2011.
Stewart is trained academic with practical experience of front-line politics and policy development. From 1995, he taught politics as a Fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford University, and his publications focused on welfare and economic policy in Europe and North America, as well as constitutional reform and public policy in the UK.
Stewart was a special adviser to the Chancellor on the Treasury’s Council of Economic Advisers (2001-2007) and a special adviser on FCO, DCMS matters and Northern Ireland at No10 for Prime Minister Gordon Brown (2007-2010). After the 2010 General Election, he worked on Ed Miliband’s campaign for the Labour leadership.
Beyond politics, Stewart has worked as a consultant on BBC documentaries and is on the board of the Royal Court Theatre. He plays alt-country music and is a lifelong fan of Liverpool FC.
For more information, read Stewart's Parliamentary biography - available here.