Emma Lewell-Buck

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Emma Lewell-Buck
Member of Parliament
for South Shields
Assumed office
2 May 2013
Preceded by David Miliband
Majority 6,505 (50.5%)
Personal details
Born (1978-11-08) 8 November 1978 (age 36)[1]
South Shields, England
Nationality British
Political party Labour
Spouse(s) Simon
Alma mater Northumbria University
Durham 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.[2] She is South Shields' first ever female MP.[1][3]

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.[4] Lewell-Buck studied politics and media studies at Northumbria University,[1] 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.[1] In June 2013, she was added to the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee replacing Thomas Docherty.[5]


  1. ^ a b c d Swan, Kim (21 April 2013). "Emma Lewell-Buck planning to make South Shields history". The Journal. Retrieved 3 May 2013. 
  2. ^ Eaton, George (3 May 2013). "Labour holds South Shields as UKIP takes second". New Statesman. 
  3. ^ Wintour, Patrick (3 May 2013). "South Shields byelection: Labour holds off Ukip surge". The Guardian. Retrieved 3 May 2013. 
  4. ^ "Emma Lewell-Buck to fight South Shields seat for Labour". BBC News. 11 April 2013. Retrieved 3 May 2013. 
  5. ^ "Environment, Food and Rural Affairs - Committees". They work for you. 10 June 2013. Retrieved 14 June 2013. 

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
David Miliband
Member of Parliament for
South Shields