Marsha de Cordova

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Marsha de Cordova

Marsha de Cordova Official Parliamentary Photo.jpg
Official Parliamentary Photo, 2017
Shadow Minister for Disabled People
Assumed office
10 October 2017
LeaderJeremy Corbyn
ShadowingPenny Mordaunt
Sarah Newton
Justin Tomlinson
Preceded byMarie Rimmer
Member of Parliament
for Battersea
Assumed office
8 June 2017
Preceded byJane Ellison
Majority2,416 (4.4%)
Lambeth Borough Councillor
for Larkhall ward
In office
22 May 2014 – 3 May 2018
Preceded byPeter Robbins
Personal details
Born (1976-01-23) 23 January 1976 (age 43)
Bristol, England
Political partyLabour

Marsha Chantol de Cordova (born 23 January 1976)[1][2] is a British Labour Party politician who was elected as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Battersea at the 2017 general election.[3] She defeated the Conservative Minister Jane Ellison.[4] In October 2017, she was appointed Shadow Minister for Disabled People, following the resignation of Marie Rimmer.[5][6]

Personal life[edit]

De Cordova has nystagmus and is registered blind. Most recently, de Cordova worked at leading sight loss charity Thomas Pocklington Trust[7] where she was the Director of Engagement and Advocacy. She was previously the Chief Executive Officer for the charity South East London Vision and before that worked for Action for Blind People.[8][9][10]

Political activity[edit]

De Cordova was a Labour Party councillor for the Larkhall ward on Lambeth Council. De Cordova was elected in 2014 with 1,809 votes and 19% of the overall vote, finishing ahead of the two other Labour candidates. After becoming an MP, she did not seek re-election in the 2018 local elections.[11]


  1. ^ "No. 61961". The London Gazette. 19 June 2017. p. 11777.
  2. ^ "MyParliament biography".
  3. ^ "Marsha De Cordova MP". Parliament of the United Kingdom.
  4. ^ Weaver, Matthew; Phipps, Claire; Sparrow, Andrew (9 June 2017). "Shock result as UK election returns hung parliament - as it happened". The Guardian. Retrieved 9 June 2017. Labour’s Marsha de Cordova has taken Battersea with 25,292 votes. She has defeated Conservative minister Jane Ellison, on 22,876, in the strongly pro-remain area.
  5. ^ Bean, Emma (9 October 2017). "Marsha de Cordova appointed shadow disabilities minister". LabourList. Retrieved 11 October 2017.
  6. ^ Collier, Felicity (10 October 2017). "De Cordova Gets Labour Disability Brief". Morning Star. Retrieved 11 October 2017.
  7. ^ "De Cordova, Marsha Chantol, MP (Lab) Battersea, since 2017". Who's Who. 2017. doi:10.1093/ww/9780199540884.013.289522.
  8. ^ "Congratulations to Marsha de Cordova". Thomas Pocklington Trust. 9 June 2017. Retrieved 29 June 2017.
  9. ^ Meikle, Kiesha (16 February 2015). ""Attitude is everything" - Marsha De Cordova In Conversation". Access. Aceville Publications Ltd. Retrieved 9 June 2017.
  10. ^ Fletcher, Ryan (18 December 2015). "Breaking down barriers". Unite the Union. Retrieved 9 June 2017.
  11. ^ "Election 2017: Battersea parliamentary constituency". BBC News. 9 June 2017. Retrieved 9 June 2017.

External links[edit]

Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Jane Ellison
Member of Parliament for Battersea