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Worsley and Eccles South (House of Commons)
Ms Barbara Keeley MP (Labour)
Surgery: First Floor
37 Manchester Road
Surgery Tel: 0161 799 4159
MP Since - 2005 Majority - 4,337 Born - 26/03/1952. Married to Colin Huggett.
Education - Mount St Mary's RC College Leeds and Salford University (Politics and Contemporary History).
Previous Occupation - IT Industry - IBM. Voluntary Consultant and Manager with several local and national charities and organisations.
Personal Overview - Victor in the Worsley constituency in 2005 having narrowly failed to gain selection for Labour in the St Helens South seat in 2001 against the Tory defector Shaun Woodward. Has IT and voluntary consultancy experience, is likely to be interested in social care policy having also written three national reports on carer's issues which were published by a national charity. Has also worked on community regeneration projects in the north west. Has also gained local political experience as a Councillor in Trafford where she held the portfolio on 'Better Services for Children' (2002-04) covering health services and child care in the area. Has been busy in her early parliamentary career, holding several committee memberships and having been a PPS, an Assistant Government Whip, a Junior Minister and Opposition spokesperson.
Political History - Councillor, Trafford MBC (1995-2004). Member for Worsley (2005-2010), Member for Worsley and Eccles South (2010-). Member of the Constitutional Affairs Select Committee (2005-06). Member of the Finance & Services Select Committee (2006-10). PPS to Jim Murphy (Work & Pensions) (2006-07). PPS to Rt. Hon Harriet Harman (Leader of the House of Commons and Minister for Women) (2007-10). Assistant Government Whip (2008-09). Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Office of the Leader of the House of Commons (2009-10). Shadow Deputy Leader of the House (2010). Shadow Minister, Department for Health (2010). Shadow Minister, Department for Communities and Local Government (Shadow Minister for Local Government) (2010-11). Member of the Health Select Committee (2011-). PPS to the Shadow Chancellor, Ed Balls (2010-).
Characteristics - Member of the GMB, Fabian Society and Amnesty International. Former Board member of the Children's Trust. Leisure pursuits include jogging, swimming, keep-fit and live music (including Paul McCartney and Opera North).
Business Tel: 020 7219 2303
Interests: IT Industry,Social Care Issues,Education & Training,Health
- Health Committee (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Group against Antisemitism (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Athletics Group (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Group on Dementia (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Group for Muscular Dystrophy (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Group on Regeneration through Innovation (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Group on Social Care (Chairman)
- All-Party Parliamentary Group on Women in the Penal System (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Group on Women's Sport and Fitness (Chairman)
- British-Mozambique Group (Member)
- British-Namibia Group (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Group for Tibet (Member)
North West (European Parliament)
Mr Paul Nuttall MEP (UK Independence)
MEP Since - 2009 Born - 1977. Married.
Education - Savio High School. Hugh Baird College. North Lincolnshire College (HND Sport Science) Edge Hill University BA (Hons) History. Liverpool Hope University, MA History. City and Guilds 7307 Teaching Qualification. Certificate in Education. Liverpool Hope University, PhD History (Pending).
Previous Occupation - History Lecturer at Hugh Baird College (2002-06). Lecturer in History at Liverpool Hope University (2003-06). European Parliamentary Assistant and Political Advisor to John Whittaker MEP (2006-08).
Personal Overview - Effectively replaced former UKIP MEP John Whittaker at the 2009 European Elections who he had worked for as an assistant at the Parliament for several years. Has an academic background as a lecturer in the Merseyside area. Politically, he has achieved relatively rapid promotion within the party in recent years, becoming Party Chairman in 2008. In terms of European politics, he has gained experience through his work for John Whittaker MEP, he has also acted as a political consultant to Godfrey Bloom MEP and has been Editor of the Bulletin from Brussels Magazine. As well as opposing Britain's membership of the European Union, his political interests include campaigning against political correctness as well as campaigning to save post offices and British pubs.
Political History - Joined UKIP (2004). General Election candidate for Bootle (2005). Candidate for Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council (2006,07,08). Chairman of South Sefton UKIP Branch (2005-2006). Secretary of Young Independence (2008-). Political Consultant to Godfrey
Bloom MEP (2008-09). Chairman of UKIP (2008-). MEP North West Region (2009-). Member of the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (2009-). Substitute member of the Committee on Culture and Education (2009-11).
Other Information - Member of the Executive Council of the United Commonwealth Society (2007-). Member of the Campaign Against Political Correctness (2006-). Member of the Freedom Association.
Intergroups - N/a.
Interests: Saving Post Offices from closure,Campaigning against Political Correctness
- Environment, Public Health & Food Safety (Member)
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