Stewart Wood is a Shadow Minister without Portfolio in the Shadow Cabinet and a strategic adviser to Ed Miliband, Leader of the Labour Party. Stewart joined the House of Lords as a life Peer in 2011.
Stewart is an academic with practical experience of front-line politics and policy development. Since 1995, he has been teaching politics as a Fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford University. His publications focus on welfare and economic policy in Western Europe and North America, as well as constitutional reform and public policy in the UK. Stewart was a special adviser to the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the Treasury’s Council of Economic Advisers (2001-2007) and a special adviser on FCO, DCMS matters and Northern Ireland at 10 Downing Street for the Prime Minister (2007-2010). After the 2010 General Election he worked on Ed Miliband’s campaign for the leadership of the Labour Party.
Outside politics, Stewart has worked as a consultant on BBC documentaries and is on the board of the Royal Court Theatre. He listens to and plays alt-country music, is a film buff and a lifelong fan of Liverpool FC.
For more information, read Stewart's Parliamentary biography - available here.