Liz Kendall

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Liz Kendall
MP
Liz Kendall.jpg
Shadow Minister for Care and Older People
Incumbent
Assumed office
7 October 2011
Leader Ed Miliband
Preceded by Office created
Member of Parliament
for Leicester West
Incumbent
Assumed office
6 May 2010
Preceded by Patricia Hewitt
Majority 4,017 (11.2%)
Personal details
Born (1971-06-11) 11 June 1971 (age 43)[1]
Nationality British
Political party Labour
Domestic partner Greg Davies[2]
Website www.lizkendall.org

Elizabeth Louise 'Liz' Kendall (born 11 June 1971)[1] is a British Labour Party politician who has been the Member of Parliament for Leicester West since 2010.

Early life and career[edit]

Kendall grew up in the village of Abbots Langley in Hertfordshire and attended Watford Grammar School for Girls. She then went up to Queens' College, Cambridge, graduating with a first in history in 1993.

Unsuccessful in an attempt to become the Labour candidate in Chesterfield for the 2001 general election,[3] she has worked as Director of the Maternity Alliance charity, as a researcher for the King's Fund, as an associate director for health, social care and children’s early years at the IPPR and has been a special adviser to two cabinet ministers,[4] Patricia Hewitt and Harriet Harman.[5]

Parliamentary career[edit]

On 26 May 2010 Kendall posted a picture of the previous day's state opening of parliament on the microblogging website Twitter, in contravention of parliamentary rules.[6] She apologised, saying that she was unaware of the regulations.

She made her maiden speech in the debate "Tackling Poverty in the UK" on 10 June 2010.[7]

In 2011, she was made the Shadow Minister for Care and Older People by Ed Miliband, entitling her to attend meetings of the Shadow Cabinet, though not as a full member.[8] On 12 February 2013 she gave a speech on health care reform at the National Health Service.[9] On 18 October of the same year she promised to take action against 40 youths who were targeting a single family whose car they had burned twice.[10]


References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "The NHS Confederation Group Company Limited". Dellam Corporate Information. 15 March 2010. Archived from the original on 2 April 2014. Retrieved 21 November 2012. 
  2. ^ James Lyons (30 September 2011). "Meet the Mili-babes". Daily Mirror. Retrieved 22 May 2013. 
  3. ^ Stephen Pollard (16 April 2001). "Hating Tony Blair. With a general election imminent, publishers are eagerly issuing condemnations of new Labour..."". New Statesman. Archived from the original on 6 June 2011. 
  4. ^ Biography page Liz Kendall's website
  5. ^ "Comment is Free contributor page". The Guardian. Archived from the original on 1 December 2007. 
  6. ^ "MP apologises for Twitter picture". BBC News. 26 May 2010. Archived from the original on 27 May 2010. 
  7. ^ "Tackling Poverty in the UK". TheyWorkForYou. 10 June 2010. Archived from the original on 23 October 2012. Retrieved 23 June 2010. 
  8. ^ "Labour's Shadow Cabinet". 7 October 2011. Archived from the original on 9 October 2011. 
  9. ^ John Rentoul (13 February 2013). "Labour Finds its Voice on NHS Reform". The Independent. Archived from the original on 1 April 2014. 
  10. ^ Peter Warzynski (18 October 2013). "Gang of youths tormenting family must be tracked down, says MP". Leicester Mercury. Archived from the original on 2 April 2014. Retrieved 2 April 2014. 

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Patricia Hewitt
Member of Parliament for Leicester West
2010-present
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Political offices
Preceded by
Office created
Shadow Secretary for Care and Older People
2011 – present
Incumbent