Nick Ainger

Nick Ainger
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Wales
In office
Member of Parliament
for Carmarthen West and
South Pembrokeshire
Pembrokeshire (1992-1997)
In office
9 April 1992 - 12 April 2010
Preceded byNicholas Bennett
Succeeded bySimon Hart
Personal details
Born (1949-10-24) 24 October 1949 (age 67)
Sheffield, West Riding of Yorkshire, England
Political partyLabour
Spouse(s)Sally Robinson


Nicholas Richard Ainger (given birth to 24 Oct 1949) is a past British politician. An associate from the Labour Party, he offered as the Person in Parliament (MP) for Pembrokeshire from 1992 to 1997 and, following boundary adjustments, as MP for Carmarthen Western and South Pembrokeshire from 1997 to 2010, when he dropped his seat.

Early life

Ainger was created in Sheffield in 1949, and was educated on the Netherthorpe Sentence structure College in Staveley, Derbyshire, and after leaving education in 1967 moved to Milford Haven and became a dock employee at the Sea and Port Providers of Pembroke Dock. He was a mature store steward in the Transportation and General Employees' Union for 14 years whilst on the docks, and became elected towards the previous Dyfed State Council, which he offered from 1981 until his election to Parliament in 1992.

Parliamentary career

Ainger was initially elected for the chair of Pembrokeshire on the 1992 general election using a slender most 755. He re-elected in 1997 for the re-drawn chair of Carmarthen Western world and South Pembrokeshire with most 9,621.From 1997 to 2001, Ainger served as the Parliamentary Personal Secretary towards the Wales Office (and its own forerunner the Welsh Office), portion three successive Welsh Secretaries (Ron Davies, Alun Michael and Paul Murphy). He was marketed in 2001 to Commons Whip and a Lord Commissioner from the Treasury. In 2005 he was marketed to Parliamentary Under-Secretary of Condition on the Wales Workplace, a posture he kept until 2007. From November 2007 to Might 2010 he was an associate from the Treasury Select Committee. He campaigned on gas poverty and better rules of the bank industry.In the 2010 general election, Ainger was defeated from the Conservative Party applicant Simon Hart.