Thelma Walker

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Thelma Walker

Official portrait of Thelma Walker crop 2.jpg
Member of Parliament
for Colne Valley
Assumed office
8 June 2017
Preceded byJason McCartney
Majority915 (1.5%)
Personal details
Born (1957-04-07) 7 April 1957 (age 62)
Political partyLabour

Thelma Doris Walker[1] (born 7 April 1957)[2] is a British politician, and the Labour Party MP for Colne Valley constituency,[3] who was elected at the 2017 general election defeating the incumbent Conservative MP Jason McCartney.[4][5]

Walker was educated at Marple Hall Grammar School and Manchester Polytechnic.[6] She trained as a teacher[7] and was head of two schools before setting up as an independent consultant.[8]


  1. ^ "No. 61961". The London Gazette. 19 June 2017. p. 11779.
  2. ^ "Thelma Walker MP". MyParliament. Retrieved 10 August 2017.
  3. ^ "Thelma Walker MP". UK Parliament. Retrieved 15 June 2017.
  4. ^ Mitchell, Graham (10 May 2017). "Meet Your Candidate Thelma Walker". Colne Valley Labour Party. Retrieved 9 June 2017.
  5. ^ Ballinger, Lauren (9 June 2017). "Who is Thelma Walker? Meet Colne Valley's new Labour MP". Huddersfield Examiner. Retrieved 9 June 2017.
  6. ^ LinkedIn[better source needed]
  7. ^ "Meet Your Candidate Thelma Walker". Labour Colne Valley. Retrieved 15 June 2017.
  8. ^ Walker, Thelma Doris. Who's Who. 2018 (February 2018 online ed.). A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. Retrieved 13 February 2018. (subscription or UK public library membership required)

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Jason McCartney
Member of Parliament
for Colne Valley