Barry Sheerman MP is the Labour and Co-operative Member of Parliament for Huddersfield, and chairman and co-founder of Policy Connect.
Formerly Chairman of the House of Commons Select Committee for Children, Schools and Families from 2007 and the Education and Skills Committee from 2001-2007, he is co-chair or member of several of the groups within the Policy Connect network, including the APSRG, APMG, APDIG, Higher Education Commission and Skills Commission.
An energetic social and political entrepreneur having initiated over 30 different social enterprises over the past 20 years. He is Chairman of the Parliamentary Advisory Council on Transport Safety, Urban Mines (an environmental charity), The John Clare Trust and The Dominic Rogers Trust, all of which he helped to establish. He is also a Visiting Professor of Social Enterprise at the University of Huddersfield.