Representing both the United Kingdom Co-operative and Labour parties, this British politician took office in 2000 as a Member of Parliament for Preston.
After graduating from Liverpool John Moores University with a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering, he received a master's degree in computer science from the University of Manchester.
In the 1990s, he wrote and published two works: Changing States (1995) and The Euro and Co-operative Enterprise (1998).
He grew up in Salford, Lancashire, England, in a family of partial Somali descent.
In 2010, Labour Party leader Ed Miliband made Hendrick a whip, a position that Hendrick held until 2012.