Bill Esterson

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Bill Esterson
Man with oval head and crew-cut dark hair stands outdoors wearing large-checked brown and white shirt
Bill Esterson, March 2012
Member of Parliament
for Sefton Central
Assumed office
6 May 2010
Preceded by Constituency Created
Majority 3,862 (8%)
Personal details
Born (1966-10-27) 27 October 1966 (age 48)
Nationality British
Political party Labour
Alma mater University of Leeds

William Roffen "Bill" Esterson[1] (born 27 October 1966)[2] is a Labour MP for Sefton Central, first elected in 2010. Bill sits on the following Select Committees; Environment, Food and Rural Affairs; Education.

Bill has a degree in Mathematics and Philosophy. He trained with a large accountancy firm and subsequently became director of a training consultancy.[3]

Political Career[edit]

Prior to being elected as Member of Parliament for Sefton Central, he was the Labour Councillor for River Ward in Medway, a unitary authority in Kent, a ward that he had represented since the creation of Medway Council. Bill was also previously the Councillor for Town ward on Rochester-upon-Medway City Council which was dissolved to form Medway Council.

Esterson contributed to the Hillsborough debate in the House of Commons on 17 October 2011 by reading directly the words of a bereaved father.

In September 2011 he contributed to the book What next for Labour? Ideas for a new generation, his piece was entitled A Campaigning Party. [4]

In January 2015 Esterson proposed a bill which would introduce compulsory labelling of alcoholic drinks warning about potential dangers from drinking during pregnancy.[5]

Personal Life[edit]

Esterson is married with two children. He was a keen amateur hockey player for many years[3]


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