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Chris Ruane
Former UK Member of Parliament. International Parliamentary Officer, The Mindfulness Initiative

Chris Ruane was the MP for the Vale of Clwyd for 18 years, until May 2015. He was a deputy head in a large primary school for 15 years prior to being MP. He introduced mindfulness to Parliament with Prof Richard Layard, Prof Mark Williams and Chris Cullen. He was Labour Co Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Mindfulness before the election and was made Honorary President after the election. Chris currently serves as an Executive at The Mindfulness Initiative and as the International Parliamentary Officer. He has helped to establish mindfulness groups in the Dutch Parliament and Welsh Assembly and is currently advising advocates in the political systems of over 25 countries.

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