Gemma Doyle (politician)

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Gemma Doyle
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Shadow Minister for Defence Personnel, Welfare and Veterans
In office
8 October 2010 – 8 May 2015
Leader Ed Miliband
Preceded by Bob Ainsworth
Succeeded by Rachael Maskell
(as Shadow Minister for Armed Forces Personnel and Veterans)
Member of Parliament
for West Dunbartonshire
In office
6 May 2010 – 30 March 2015
Preceded by John McFall
Succeeded by Martin Docherty
Majority 17,408 (41.2%)
Personal details
Born (1981-04-13) 13 April 1981 (age 35)[1]
Alexandria, West Dunbartonshire, Scotland[2]
Nationality Scottish
Political party Labour Co-operative
Alma mater University of Glasgow
Committees Energy and Climate Change 2010, Administration 2010, Armed Forces Bill 2011–
Website Official website

Gemma Doyle (born 13 April 1981)[1] is a British Labour Co-operative politician, who was the Member of Parliament (MP) for West Dunbartonshire between 2010 and 2015.[3][4]

Career[edit]

She previously worked for the Labour Party, and before that for the Institute of Civil Engineers as a conference organiser, for the political communications company Holyrood Communications Ltd, and as a Labour party researcher for Cathy Craigie Labour MSP.

She had previously stood as a Labour candidate in Scotland at the 2004 European Parliament elections.

Member of Parliament[edit]

She has been since October 2010 Labour's Shadow Defence Minister for Defence Personnel, Welfare and Veterans,[5] deputy to Shadow Defence Secretary Jim Murphy. In 2011, she was a member of the special Select Committee set up to scrutinise the Bill that became the Armed Forces Act 2011.[6]

Personal life[edit]

Gemma Doyle is married to Gregor Poynton, the Director of External Engagement at the Scottish Labour Party,[7] who was formerly at Portland Communications and Blue State Digital. Poynton was the Labour candidate for North East Fife at the 2003 Scottish Parliament election.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Strathleven Regeneration C.I.C.". Dellam Corporate Information. 22 June 2011. Retrieved 21 November 2012. 
  2. ^ "About Gemma". gemmadoyle.org.uk. Archived from the original on 11 July 2012. Retrieved 21 November 2012. 
  3. ^ TheyWorkForYou.com
  4. ^ STV
  5. ^ "Ed Miliband's shadow cabinet and ministerial teams". BBC News. 12 October 2010. 
  6. ^ "Select Committee on the Armed Forces Bill". parliament.uk. Retrieved 20 Sep 2013. 
  7. ^ "Murphy continues Scottish Labour rebuilding with appointment of Better Together Chief". LabourList. 21 January 2015. 
  8. ^ "2003 Election Results". 

External links[edit]

Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
John McFall
Member of Parliament for West Dunbartonshire
20102015
Succeeded by
Martin Docherty