The Lord John Prescott is the MNWB’s patron. Lord Prescott was the deputy prime minister from 1997 to 2007. He was appointed the role of deputy prime minister after Labour won the 1997 election.
On 27th June 2007 he resigned as deputy prime minister, which coincided with Tony Blair’s resignation as prime minister. Lord Prescott retired as an MP (Member of Parliament) at the 2010 election but entered the House of Lords as a life peer with the title of Baron Prescott, of Kingston upon Hull in the County of East Yorkshire in July 2010.
In his early years, Lord Prescott served in the Merchant Navy as a ship’s steward and trade union activist. Lord Prescott has been the Board’s Patron since November 2015.