Peter Mandelson Bio
Peter Benjamin Mandelson is a British Labour politician, president of international think tank Policy Network, and chairman of strategic advisory firm Global Counsel.
Peter Mandelson ex- @UKLabour minister pictured shopping with Epstein 2005
— Afshin Rattansi (@afshinrattansi) August 30, 2019
He served as Member of Parliament (MP) for Hartlepool from 1992 to 2004 and held a number of Cabinet positions under Prime Ministers Tony Blair and Gordon Brown. He was the European Commissioner for Trade between 2004 and 2008.
Mandelson was one of several key individuals responsible for the rebranding of the Labour Party as New Labour before its subsequent victory in the 1997 election. He was twice forced to resign from the Cabinet before leaving Parliament to take up an appointment as a European Commissioner. He later rejoined the Cabinet for a third time after being created a Life Peer, sitting on the Labour benches in the House of Lords.
Peter Mandelson Age
He is 66 years old.
Peter Mandelson Family
Not really but one of your employers (DM) have posted a photo of Peter Mandelson meeting Epstein after being introduced by Ghislane Maxwell. I guarantee they won’t print this photo of you meeting the same woman. #PiersAndGhislane pic.twitter.com/3wXjS56qF7
— Jack Evans (@Jack4Evanss) August 30, 2019
Peter Mandelson was born in Hampstead Garden Suburb, Middlesex, on 21 October 1953, the son of Mary Joyce (née Morrison) and George Norman Mandelson. His father’s family were Jewish; his grandfather had founded the Harrow United Synagogue. His father (known as Tony) was the advertising manager of The Jewish Chronicle who was commissioned as an officer in the Royal Dragoons in World War II. On his mother’s side Peter is the grandson of Herbert Morrison, the London County Council Leader and Labour Cabinet Minister in the Attlee ministry.
He says of his childhood – “my whole upbringing was framed around the Suburb – my friendships and values”.
Peter Mandelson Education
Mandelson attended Garden Suburb School and between 1965 and 1972 Hendon County Grammar School. In 1966 he appeared on stage with the local amateur theatre group, the Hampstead Garden Suburb Dramatic Society, as the eponymous lead in The Winslow Boy.
From 1973 to 1976 he read Philosophy, Politics and Economics at St Catherine’s College, Oxford. In his teenage years, he was a member of the Young Communist League, but later became a member of the Oxford University Labour Club.
Peter Mandelson Early career
Some Muslims do sexual crimes – David Aaronovitch: ‘this is explicitly because of the Qu’ran’.
Jimmy Savile rapes thousands of children – @DAaronovitch: ‘beware a modern Salem’.
His best mate Peter Mandelson is named in Jeffrey Epstein’s black book 10 times: *complete silence* pic.twitter.com/rwPpSVuL6a
— Dril Kafka (@RuairiWood) August 29, 2019
In the late 1970s he became Chairman of the British Youth Council. As Chair of the BYC, he was a delegate in 1978 to the Soviet-organised World Festival of Youth and Students in Havana, Cuba, where with several future Labour Cabinet colleagues, he – together with future IUSY President Hilary Barnard, Charles Clarke, Richard Corbett and Trevor Phillips – successfully frustrated agreement on a distorted Soviet text on youth in the capitalist countries.
He was elected to Lambeth Borough Council in September 1979 but stood down in 1982, disillusioned with the state of Labour politics.
Mandelson then worked for some time as a television producer at London Weekend Television on Weekend World, where he formed a friendship with his superior John (now Lord) Birt.
Peter Mandelson Partner and sexuality
Mandelson is gay and he is said to be ‘intensely private’ about his personal life. During his time as a former government leader, the press – tabloid and broadsheet alike – often portrayed Mandelson as effeminate through “the linguistic resources of camp” (as evidenced through his common nickname, ‘Mandy’) and narcissistic – sometimes including coded references to homosexual acts in their descriptions of his actions.
He has lived with his life partner Reinaldo Avila da Silva, a Brazilian-British translator, since March 1998.
Peter Mandelson Attempted outings and harassment
While his sexual orientation was known to friends, colleagues and constituents, in 1987 the News of the World ran an issue that attempted to out Mandelson as gay. Mandelson preferred to keep his personal life private and as such did not respond. In 1998, Mandelson was outed again by Matthew Parris in 1998 on the BBC programme Newsnight. This led to press harassment of his partner, with the Daily Express sending a reporter to take pictures of him while he was at his languages course. An internal investigation later found that the photos had been obtained without Avila da Silva’s consent and images of him attempting to cover his face had been secretly deleted. Mandelson phoned the BBC and the Press Complaints Commission following Newsnight‘s broadcast, and an internal memo was later sent within the BBC, stating that “Under no circumstances whatsoever should allegations about the private life of Peter Mandelson be repeated or referred to on any broadcast.”
Peter Mandelson Jeffrey Epstein Relations
So Peston is a pal of the odious Peter Mandelson… Well…
— SteveMcAuliffe (@beholdcosmicwav) August 28, 2019
Two middle-aged holidaymakers walk into a fashion boutique in one of those exotic millionaire’s playgrounds where the sun always shines and endless palm trees sway in the afternoon breeze.
One is Jeffrey Epstein, a mysterious financier fond of very young girls, many of whom have for years been systematically exploited and sexually abused in his various luxury homes.
The other is Peter Mandelson, the former British Cabinet minister and long-term friend of Epstein’s closest chum Ghislaine Maxwell, who was staying on the luxury resort island of St Barts.
Fast Facts You Need to Know
- Pictured Peter Mandelson, former British Cabinet minister holidays with paedophile Jeffrey Epstein on the luxury resort island of St Barts
- Photo was taken in 2005 as Mandelson took time off from his work as the European Union’s Trade Commissioner
- The shopping trip took place six months before Epstein was arrested in Florida and charged with a string of child sex offences