|Member of the Electoral Commission|
for the Labour Party
|Assumed office |
1 November 2018
|Nominated by||Jeremy Corbyn|
|Preceded by||Bridget Prentice|
|Member of Parliament |
for Stoke-on-Trent North
11 June 1987 – 30 March 2015
|Preceded by||John Forrester|
|Succeeded by||Ruth Smeeth|
|Born||23 January 1949|
Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England
She attended Biddulph Grammar School (now known as Woodhouse Middle School) in Biddulph, north Staffordshire. At the University of Hull, she gained a BA in Social Administration. From the University College of Wales, Swansea, she gained a Diploma in Community Work Development. From 1970–73, she worked on an Alcoholics Recovery Project. From 1974–78, she was a Local Government Officer for Swansea City Council. She worked for Wandsworth Council from 1978–79. From 1979–82, she was a Development Officer for NACRO.
Following the deselection of her predecessor John Forrester, she stood as the Labour Party candidate for Stoke-on-Trent North (the second female MP for the seat after Harriet Slater) and became the constituency's Member of Parliament (MP) at the 1987 general election. Walley had previously been a Lambeth councillor.
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