Rt Hon John Battle KC SG
John Battle was the Member of Parliament for Leeds West until 2010. He was a member of the International Development and chaired the All-Party Parliamentary Groups on Poverty and on Overseas Development.
John Battle was the Prime Minister’s Envoy to the Faith Communities for six years until June 2007, during which time he worked with both local and national interfaith organisations to intensify dialogue and cooperation between the faith communities in Britain. He has previously been Minister of State at the Foreign Office and at the Department of Trade and Industry. In 2002, John Battle was appointed a Privy Councillor. Before becoming an MP, he was National Coordinator for Church Action on Poverty from 1983.