|Member of Parliament
6 May 2010
|Preceded by||Ian McCartney|
29 November 1956 |
Sale, Cheshire, England
Yvonne Helen Fovargue (born 29 November 1956) is a British Labour Party politician, who has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for the Makerfield constituency, in the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan, Greater Manchester since 2010, replacing the previous Labour MP Ian McCartney, who stepped down due to ill health.
Fovargue attended Sale Grammar School and has a BA in English from Leeds University. She was an elected member of Warrington council from 2004 until 2010 and worked as a housing officer on the Moss Side estate in 1980s. She was later Chief Executive of St Helens Citizens Advice Bureau, a role she held for over 20 years.
Fovargue served as a local councillor from 2004 until her election as an MP in 2010
She was appointed as an Opposition Whip in 2011 and subsequently served in the Shadow Cabinet as Shadow Transport Minister and then Shadow Defence Secretary.
Fovargue is a member of Unite the Union and The Co-operative Party.
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- Official website
- Profile at Parliament of the United Kingdom
- Electoral history and profile at The Guardian
- Voting record at Public Whip
- Record in Parliament at TheyWorkForYou
- Profile at Westminster Parliamentary Record
- Profile at BBC News Democracy Live
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