Jane Ellison

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Jane Ellison
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Public Health
Assumed office
7 October 2013
Preceded by Anna Soubry
Member of Parliament
for Battersea
Assumed office
6 May 2010
Preceded by Martin Linton
Majority 5,977 (12.2%)
Personal details
Born (1964-08-15) 15 August 1964 (age 50)[1]
Bradford, West Riding of Yorkshire, England
Nationality British
Political party Conservative
Alma mater St Hilda's College, Oxford
Occupation Politician
Website www.janeellison.net

Jane Elizabeth Ellison[2] (born 15 August 1964) is a British Conservative Party politician, who was elected at the 2010 general election as Member of Parliament (MP) for Battersea.


Ellison was born in Bradford, attending St. Joseph's Catholic College, Bradford, then a girls' grammar school, and studied at St Hilda's College, Oxford and was seminal in organising various social musical groups, in particular, a close harmony octet called Mixed Revues. After university, she worked at the John Lewis Partnership, where she held many positions up until her election to the House of Commons some 23 years later.[3]

Political career[edit]

A former Barnet London Borough Councillor, she contested the Barnsley East by-election, 1996 and the Tottenham by-election, 2000, in both cases finishing in third place, and contested Barnsley East and Mexborough in 1997 and Pendle in the general election of 2005.[4] She was selected as Conservative parliamentary candidate for Battersea in September 2006[5] following an open primary held at the Battersea Arts Centre.

Ellison was appointed Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Public Health in October 2013.[6]

Personal life[edit]

Ellison lives in Balham with her partner John, and enjoys and participates in music and walking.[7]


External links[edit]

Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Martin Linton
Member of Parliament for Battersea