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Ian Gibson MP was a Labour MP for Norwich North from 1997 to 2009, voted in the same year as Tony Blair’s government. He last almost to the end of Labour’s thirteen years in government, through Blair’s two terms and Gordon Brown’s one term, until the expenses scandal in 2009 which was reported on by The Daily Telegraph.

Gibson had claimed for a flat where his daughter was living rent-free before he sold it to her for half its market value. He was thereafter banned in the next election by a panel of Labour peers.

After they decided his current status was "untenable", he stepped down as an MP, which brought about a by-election. This then went on to be won by Chloe Smith, the Tory MP. She won with a majority of over 7000, undoing the former Labour victory of 5,459.

Ian Gibson was awarded the Epolitix Health Champion prize. This was the third time consecutively that Dr. Gibson had been given this prize, something noted by celebrity cook Lloyd Grossman 'Dr Gibson has become the Brazil of this award', Grossman jested as he handed the prize to the member of parliament. Other winners included the former prime minister Gordon Brown for his work for Children and Young People and Sebastian Coe for his work on Sports and Education.

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