Thomas Howe

Thomas Howe
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Leader of the Opposition
In office
22 September 2013 – Incumbent
MonarchJames I
Prime MinisterDochlov Zimmermann
Preceded byDochlov Zimmermann
Leader of the Labour Party
In office
14 September 2013 – Incumbent
Preceded byToya Bunting
Member of Parliament
for Irington
In office
18 July 2007 – Incumbent
Preceded byEric Adler
Member of Parliament
for Frankenlisch Portside
In office
23 September 1986 – 22 September 2002
Preceded byMatthew Landsman
Succeeded byRobert Robertson
Minister of Transport
In office
20 May 2009 – 13 February 2011
Preceded byPhillip Kerrington
Succeeded byMartin Dendiman
Personal details
Thomas Richard Howe

(1963-04-28) 28 April 1963 (age 57)
Gestoria, Kingdom of Frankenlisch
Political partyLabour Party
Mariette Basile (m. 2000)
Alma materUniversity of Gestoria

Thomas Richard Howe is a Frankenlischian politician currently serving as Leader of the Labour Party and Leader of the Opposition since 2013. He has been Member for Irington since 2007 and before that was Member for Frankenlisch Portside from 1992 to 2002. He served as Minister of Transport during the government of Toya Bunting from May 2009 to February 2011.

Howe was born in Gestoria in 1963 to Nathaniel Howe, a local businessman owning multiple mechanic shops, and his wife Penelope. His father was killed in the Imperial Civil War and he was raised by his mother. He graduated from the University of Gestoria with a Bachelorette in Modern History and later returned to Gestoria and received a Masters in Medieval History. He was elected to his first political position in 1979, becoming a town councilor in Ravenstern, the youngest to ever hold an elected political position in the DPRVF.

He became a member of the Labour Party following the War of Restoration and was elected as Member of Parliament for Frankenlisch Portside in the 1986 General Election. From there he served as a prominent Labour backbencher until becoming Minister of Transport during Toya Bunting's government. Following the huge Labour defeat in 2013, Bunting stood down from the leadership and Howe was elected Leader of the Labour Party by a landslide, mainly due to his trade union support.