Bill Esterson, March 2012
|Member of Parliament
for Sefton Central
6 May 2010
|Preceded by||Constituency Created|
|Born||27 October 1966|
|Alma mater||University of Leeds|
William Roffen Esterson (born 27 October 1966) 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.
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 January 2015 Esterson proposed a bill which would introduce compulsory labelling of alcoholic drinks warning about potential dangers from drinking during pregnancy.
Bill Esterson has been the Shadow Minister for Small Business since September 2015.
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