|Shadow Minister for Care and Older People|
7 October 2011
|Preceded by||Office created|
|Member of Parliament
for Leicester West
6 May 2010
|Preceded by||Patricia Hewitt|
|Born||11 June 1971|
|Domestic partner||Greg Davies|
Early life and career
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, 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, Patricia Hewitt and Harriet Harman.
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. She apologised, saying that she was unaware of the regulations.
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. On 12 February 2013 she gave a speech on health care reform at the National Health Service. 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.
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- 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.
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
|Member of Parliament for Leicester West
|Shadow Secretary for Care and Older People
2011 – present