Name: David Benjamin Pick
Avatar: Dan Carden
Age: born 1986
Ethnicity: White Jewish
Marital Status: Single
Primary Tribe: Momentum
Secondary Tribes: Socialist Campaign Group
Brexit Position: Voted Remain, Supported EU Exit Deal
Constituency: Cardiff Central
Year Elected: 2015
Education: BA in History and Politics from Sidney Sussex College, University of Cambridge, 2007; MA in International Politics from Queen Mary University of London, 2010
Career: Research Assistant, Jewish Socialist Group, 2007-2009; Senior Parliamentary Assistant to Martin Caton MP, 2010-2015
Political Career: MP for Cardiff Central, 2015-present; Shadow Minister for Europe, 2016-2016; Shadow Secretary of State for Wales, 2016-2019; Officeholder Liaison for Jewish Voice for Labour, 2019-present
Daniel Pick is one of the leading Jewish socialist voices in the Labour Party and has served since 2015 as MP for Cardiff Central. Son of Jonathan Pick, former Rabbi at the Cardiff Reform Synagogue, and Miriam Pick, a Labour activist who was elevated to the House of Lords in the 1990s, Pick grew up in Cardiff and attended Cambridge University, where he was active in a number of activist causes as he read History and Politics.
After uni, he joined the Jewish Socialist Group as a research assistant. Upon their downsizing in 2009, he went back to grad school, receiving his MA in International Relations at Queen Mary University of London at their Institute in Paris, where he wrote a thesis on France's relationship to world Jewry. He then worked for Martin Caton's parliamentary office, where he served as his Senior Parliamentary Assistant with a focus on Caton's main priorities - defence issues and Welsh affairs. With Caton's support, he defeated Jo Stevens for the Labour nomination in Cardiff Central, winning the seat by defeating Jenny Willott in 2015.
An endorser of Jeremy Corbyn, he became Shadow Minister for Europe in 2016 when Pat Glass was moved to Education. Later in the year, he was appointed Shadow Secretary of State for Wales in succession to Paul Flynn. He resigned from the frontbench when Emily Greenwood was elected because of the merging of the regional departments.
Pick is a member of the Socialist Campaign Group, Jewish Voice for Labour, and Momentum. His favorite thinkers include Karl Marx, Ralph Miliband, and Martin Luther King Jr.
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