Official Parliamentary Portrait of Yvonne Fovargue
|Member of Parliament |
|Assumed office |
6 May 2010
|Preceded by||Ian McCartney|
|Born||29 November 1956|
Sale, Cheshire, England
|Alma mater||University of Leeds|
Yvonne Helen Fovargue (born 29 November 1956) is a British Labour Party politician who was elected Member of Parliament (MP) for Makerfield in 2010, succeeding Ian McCartney, who stepped down due to ill health.
Early life and career
Fovargue attended Sale Grammar School and obtained a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Leeds. In the 1980s, she worked as a housing officer on the Moss Side estate, before becoming the Chief Executive of St Helens Citizens Advice Bureau, a role she held for over 20 years.
She also served as a local councillor from 2004 until her election as an MP in 2010.
Fovargue was elected with a majority of 12,490 at the 2010 general election. She was appointed as an Opposition Whip in 2011 and served as Shadow Transport Minister and Shadow Defence Minister.
She was then appointed as a Shadow Education Minister with responsibility for Further Education and Skills in October 2014 following the resignation of Rushanara Ali. She resigned from this role in March 2019 after voting against the Labour whip in a vote on a second Brexit referendum.
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- Official website
- Profile at Parliament of the United Kingdom
- Contributions in Parliament at Hansard 2010–present
- Voting record at Public Whip
- Record in Parliament at TheyWorkForYou
- Profile at Westminster Parliamentary Record
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