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Jack Cunningham

John Anderson Cunningham usually Jack Cunningham (born August 4, 1939) is a British Labour politician and member of Parliament for Copeland.

He joined the Shadow Cabinet in 1992, and became Secretary of State for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food after the 1997 general election. He was responsible for the unpopular ban on beef-on-the-bone, and lasted only a year. He was moved in 1998 to Minister for the Cabinet Office and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, and given the role of cabinet enforcer - which was effectively selling the Government and its policies to the public and the media. He finally given the sack in 1999, and remains a backbencher.

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