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Makerfield (House of Commons)
Ms Yvonne Fovargue MP (Labour)
Surgery: Gerrard Winstanley House
Surgery Tel: 01942 824029
MP Since - 2010 Majority - 12,490 Born - 29/111956. Married (Paul), 1 daughter.
Education - Sale Girls Grammar School. Leeds University (BA English).
Previous Occupation - Worked for Manchester City Council as a Housing Officer (early 1980s). Worked at St Helens Citizens Advice Bureau (1986-2010), Chief Executive (1992-2010). Trade Unionist.
Personal Overview - Held this safe Labour seat in 2010 following the retirement of Ian McCartney. She has worked in the voluntary sector for over 20 years and was the first member of her family to go to University. She has a trade union background, having represented Council workers for NALGO and NUPE whilst a Manchester Housing Officer on the Moss Side estate. She has also been a supporter of Credit Unions (Cooperative Financial Institutions which promote saving and provide credit at reasonable rates to their members) to assist vulnerable consumers in dealing with Credit issues. Her political interests also include the voluntary sector and health and is likely to show concern over issues of perceived injustice in society.
Political History - Councillor, Warrington Borough Council (2004-2010). MP Makerfield (2010-). Member of the Health Select Committee (2010-11). Member of the Joint Committee on Consolidation Bills (2010-). Member of the Selection Committee (2010-). Opposition Assistant Whip (2011-).
Characteristics - Member of Unite and the Co-operative Party. Has been a school governor and charity trustee. She is a member of MENSA and enjoys reading crime fiction.
Business Tel: 020 7219 3000
Interests: Poverty,Credit Unions,Social Issues,Health
- Selection Committee (Member)
- Consolidation Bills: Joint Committee (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Group on Citizens Advice (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Group for Civil Society and Volunteering (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Group on Credit Unions (Secretary)
- All-Party Parliamentary Group on Debt and Personal Finance (Chairman)
- All-Party Parliamentary Group on Eye Health and Visual Impairment (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Group on Financial Education for Young People (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Fuel Poverty and Energy Efficiency Group (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Group for Integrated Healthcare (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Group on Legal Aid (Chairman)
- All-Party Parliamentary Rugby League Group (Secretary)
- All-Party Parliamentary Weight Watchers Group (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.
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Interests: Saving Post Offices from closure,Campaigning against Political Correctness
- Environment, Public Health & Food Safety (Member)
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