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MP for Manchester Withington
John Leech entered Parliament at the first attempt in 2005 when he was elected to represent Manchester Withington constituency, defeating the previous Labour incumbent with a swing of over 17%.
Prior to becoming an MP, John worked for both McDonalds as a trainee manager and the RAC and served for ten years as a member of Manchester City Council where he was Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrat group and group spokesperson on Planning and the Environment
A keen sportsman, John is a member of the parliamentary football team and has been a Manchester City season ticket holder for over 30 years. He is also an amateur dramatics enthusiast.