Eleanor Smith (politician)

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Eleanor Smith

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Smith in 2017
Member of Parliament
for Wolverhampton South West
Assumed office
8 June 2017
Preceded byRob Marris
Majority2,185 (5.1%)
Personal details
Born (1957-07-05) 5 July 1957 (age 61)[1]
Birmingham, England
NationalityBritish
Political partyLabour

Eleanor Patricia Smith[2] (born 5 July 1957) is a British Labour Party politician. She has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Wolverhampton South West since the 2017 general election.[3][4] She is the first MP from an African Caribbean background to represent a constituency in the West Midlands.[5]

Prior to being an MP, Smith was a theatre nurse and President of the trade union Unison in 2011.[6][7] She has also served as Chair of the Midlands Regional Trades Union Congress.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Members' Names Data Platform query". UK Parliament. Retrieved 24 April 2019.
  2. ^ "No. 61961". The London Gazette. 19 June 2017. p. 11779.
  3. ^ "Election 2017: Wolverhampton South West". BBC News. Archived from the original on 6 June 2017. Retrieved 9 June 2017.
  4. ^ Banner, David (5 June 2017). "Wolverhampton South West General Election profile: Will tables be turned in city seat?". Express & Star. Archived from the original on 5 June 2017. Retrieved 9 June 2017.
  5. ^ Espinoza, Javier (11 June 2017). "UK general election delivers most diverse parliament in history". Financial Times. Archived from the original on 29 July 2017. Retrieved 12 June 2017.
  6. ^ "Five Nurses take seats in the House of Commons". NursingNotes. 13 June 2017. Archived from the original on 8 January 2018. Retrieved 20 June 2017.
  7. ^ "Unison union elects first black woman president". BBC News. 28 June 2011. Archived from the original on 21 January 2018. Retrieved 9 June 2017.
  8. ^ "TUC General Council members: Eleanor Smith – UNISON". tuc.org.uk. Trades Union Congress. Archived from the original on 19 June 2017. Retrieved 19 June 2017.

External links[edit]

Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Rob Marris
Member of Parliament
for Wolverhampton South West

2017–present
Incumbent