Paula Sherriff

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Paula Sherriff

Member of Parliament
for Dewsbury
Assumed office
8 May 2015
Preceded bySimon Reevell
Majority3,321 (5.9%)
Shadow Minister for Social Care and Mental Health
Assumed office
12 January 2018
LeaderJeremy Corbyn
Personal details
Born (1975-04-16) 16 April 1975 (age 44)
Glasgow, Scotland
Political partyLabour
WebsiteOfficial website

Paula Michelle Sherriff (born 16 April 1975) is a British Labour Party politician. She has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Dewsbury since gaining the seat from the Conservatives at the general election in May 2015.[1] Sherriff was previously a councillor in Pontefract on Wakefield District Council.

Parliamentary career[edit]

On 11 January 2016, Sherriff resigned as a ministerial aide to shadow local government and communities secretary Jon Trickett.[2]

On 21 March 2016, it was officially acknowledged that the "Tampon Tax" would be abolished. Paula Sherriff became the first backbench MP in Parliamentary history to have had an amendment to a Budget resolution successfully adopted. Both the Prime Minister and the Leader of the Labour Party commended her work on the issue.[3]

She was appointed Shadow Minister for Mental Health and Social Care in January 2018.[4]


  1. ^ "Election 2017: Dewsbury Parliamentary constituency". BBC News. 9 June 2017. Retrieved 9 June 2017.
  2. ^ "Labour's Catherine McKinnell quits shadow cabinet". BBC News. 11 January 2016. Retrieved 10 September 2016.
  3. ^ Simons, Ned (22 March 2016). "MPs back abolition of tampon tax after Government accepts Labour amendment to budget". Huffington Post. Retrieved 3 April 2016.
  4. ^ "Paula Sherriff promoted to Labour's front bench". Huddersfield Examiner. 12 January 2017. Retrieved 16 January 2018.

External links[edit]

Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Simon Reevell
Member of Parliament
for Dewsbury