|Member of Parliament
for South Shields
2 May 2013
|Preceded by||David Miliband|
8 November 1978 |
South Shields, England
|Alma mater||Northumbria University
Emma Louise Lewell-Buck (born 8 November 1978) is a British Labour Party politician who has been the Member of Parliament for South Shields since winning a by-election in 2013. She is South Shields' first ever female MP.
From a family of shipyard workers, Lewell-Buck was born in South Shields. She is a direct descendant of William Wouldhave, the inventor of the lifeboat. Lewell-Buck studied politics and media studies at Northumbria University, before gaining a Masters degree in social work from Durham University.
As a social worker, she has specialised in child protection, and has represented the Primrose ward in Jarrow as a South Tyneside councillor since 2004. In June 2013, she was added to the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee replacing Thomas Docherty.
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