Yvonne Fovargue

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Yvonne Fovargue
Member of Parliament
for Makerfield
Assumed office
6 May 2010
Preceded by Ian McCartney
Majority 12,490 (28.5%)
Personal details
Born (1956-11-29) 29 November 1956 (age 58)
Sale, Cheshire, England
Nationality British
Political party Labour
Spouse(s) Paul Kenny[1]
Children 1 daughter
Website www.yvonnefovargue.com

Yvonne Helen Fovargue[2] (born 29 November 1956)[3] 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.[4]

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 is married with one adult daughter. She is a member of MENSA and an avid reader of crime fiction.[5]


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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Ian McCartney
Member of Parliament for Makerfield