Bill Esterson

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Bill Esterson
Man with oval head and crew-cut dark hair stands outdoors wearing large-checked brown and white shirt
Bill Esterson, March 2012
Member of Parliament
for Sefton Central
Assumed office
6 May 2010
Preceded by Constituency Created
Majority 11,846 (24.2%)
Personal details
Born (1966-10-27) 27 October 1966 (age 49)
Nationality British
Political party Labour
Alma mater University of Leeds

William Roffen Esterson[1] (born 27 October 1966)[2] is the Labour MP for Sefton Central, first elected in 2010. Bill has sat on the following Select Committees; Environment, Food and Rural Affairs; Education, Community and Local Government, Treasury.

Bill was appointed Shadow Minister for Small Business in September 2015.

Bill has a degree in Mathematics and Philosophy. He trained with a large accountancy firm and subsequently became director of a training consultancy.[3]

Political Career[edit]

Prior to being elected as Member of Parliament for Sefton Central, he was the Labour Councillor for River Ward in Medway, a unitary authority in Kent. When Medway Council was created in 1997, Bill Esterson was elected to represent Town Ward a ward. He represented Town Ward until 2003, when boundary changes were implemented. Bill was also previously the Councillor for St Margaret's and Borstal ward on Rochester-upon-Medway City Council which was dissolved to form Medway Council.

Bill Esterson contributed to the Hillsborough debate in the House of Commons on 17 October 2011 by reading directly the words of a bereaved father.

In September 2011 he contributed to the book What next for Labour? Ideas for a new generation, his piece was entitled A Campaigning Party. [4]

In January 2015 Esterson proposed a bill which would introduce compulsory labelling of alcoholic drinks warning about potential dangers from drinking during pregnancy.[5]

Bill Esterson has been the Shadow Minister for Small Business since September 2015.

Personal Life[edit]

Esterson is married with three children. He was a keen amateur hockey player for many years[3]


  1. ^ The London Gazette: no. 61230. p. 9118. 18 May 2015.
  2. ^ "Bill Esterson MP". BBC Democracy Live. BBC. Retrieved 25 July 2010. 
  3. ^ a b "Bill Esterson". Retrieved 24 March 2015. 
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  5. ^ "Women should not drink 'at all' during pregnancy, says MP". BBC News. 7 Jan 2015. Retrieved 24 March 2015. 

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