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DUKE UNIVERSITY AT UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND
Sean Dockery (15) of the Duke University Blue Devils fights for a loose ball against Mike Jones (23) of the University of Maryland as referee Mike Wood makes the call on February 11, 2006 in the second half at the Comcast Center in College Park, MD. Duke defeated Maryland 96-88. (UPI Photo/Mark Goldman)
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Michael Roy Wood (born 3 March 1946, in Crewe, Cheshire, England) is a British politician, and Labour Member of Parliament for Batley and Spen, first elected in the 1997 general election. He is a member of the left wing Socialist Campaign Group, and is considered one of the more independently minded Labour MPs.

He is the son of Rowland Wood, a foundry worker, and his wife Laura, a retired cleaner.

He was educated at Nantwich and Acton Grammar School (now called Malbank School & Sixth Form College) on Welsh Row in Nantwich. He went to Salisbury and Wells Theological College (now called Sarum College) in Salisbury, Wiltshire where he gained a Certificate in Theology in 1974. From the University of Leeds he gained a CQSW (Certificate of Qualification in Social Work) in 1981. From Leeds Polytechnic he gained a BA in History and Politics in 1989. He was a probation officer and social worker from 1965-97 before becoming an MP.

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