Stephen Kinnock, the son of former Labour leader Neil Kinnock, entered Parliament in 2015, taking over the Labour seat of veteran MP Hywel Francis, on his retirement.
He was appointed Shadow Immigration Minister in February 2022, having previously been shadow minister responsible for the armed forces and for Asia and the Pacific.
Early in his parliamentary career, in June 2016, he resigned as Parliamentary Private Secretary to Angela Eagle (who also resigned), calling for Jeremy Corbyn to stand down in the wake of the EU referendum.
After attending Drayton Manor High School, and having achieved a degree in Modern Languages at Queens' College, Cambridge and an MA from the College of Europe in 1993, he worked as a research assistant at the European Parliament in Brussels.
He became a British Council Development and Training Services executive based in Brussels from 1997 and was promoted to become British Council's Brussels Director in 2002.
From January 2009 he was employed by the World Economic Forum based in Geneva, Switzerland, as director, head of Europe and Central Asia. In August 2012 he became managing director of the 'Global Leadership and Technology Exchange 'at Xyntéo in London, a strategic advisory firm that helps global businesses go beyond the green basics and reinvent the way they grow.
Stephen has campaigned vigorously in Parliament for the importance of British manufacturing and steelmaking, with a particular focus on supporting Britain's industrial communities.