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Liz Kendall

Liz Kendall
Shadow Minister for Care and Older People
Assumed office
7 October 2011
Leader Ed Miliband
Preceded by Office created
Member of Parliament
for Leicester West
Assumed office
6 May 2010
Preceded by Patricia Hewitt
Majority 4,017 (11.2%)
Personal details
Born (1971-06-11) 11 June 1971 [1]
Nationality British
Political party Labour
Domestic partner Greg Davies[2]

Elizabeth Louise 'Liz' Kendall (born 11 June 1971)[1] is a British Labour Party politician who has been the Member of Parliament for Leicester West since 2010.

Early life and career

Kendall grew up in the village of Abbots Langley in Hertfordshire and attended Watford Grammar School for Girls. She then went up to Queens' College, Cambridge, graduating with a first in history in 1993.

Unsuccessful in an attempt to become the Labour candidate in Chesterfield for the 2001 general election,[3] she has worked as Director of the Maternity Alliance charity, as a researcher for the King's Fund, as an associate director for health, social care and children’s early years at the IPPR and has been a special adviser to two cabinet ministers,[4] Patricia Hewitt and Harriet Harman.[5]

Parliamentary career

On 26 May 2010 Kendall posted a picture of the previous day's state opening of parliament on the microblogging website Twitter, in contravention of parliamentary rules.[6] She apologised, saying that she was unaware of the regulations.

She made her maiden speech in the debate "Tackling Poverty in the UK" on 10 June 2010.[7]

In 2011, she was made the Shadow Minister for Care and Older People by Ed Miliband, entitling her to attend meetings of the Shadow Cabinet, though not as a full member.[8] On 12 February 2013 she gave a speech on health care reform at the National Health Service.[9] On 18 October of the same year she promised to take action against 40 youths who were targeting a single family whose car they had burned twice.[10]


  1. ^ a b "The NHS Confederation Group Company Limited". Dellam Corporate Information. 15 March 2010. Archived from the original on 2 April 2014. Retrieved 21 November 2012. 
  2. ^ James Lyons (30 September 2011). "Meet the Mili-babes".  
  3. ^ Stephen Pollard (16 April 2001). """Hating Tony Blair. With a general election imminent, publishers are eagerly issuing condemnations of new Labour....  
  4. ^ Biography page Liz Kendall's website
  5. ^ "Comment is Free contributor page".  
  6. ^ "MP apologises for Twitter picture".  
  7. ^ "Tackling Poverty in the UK".  
  8. ^ "Labour's Shadow Cabinet". 7 October 2011. Archived from the original on 9 October 2011. 
  9. ^ John Rentoul (13 February 2013). "Labour Finds its Voice on NHS Reform".  
  10. ^ Peter Warzynski (18 October 2013). "Gang of youths tormenting family must be tracked down, says MP".  

External links

  • Liz Kendall MP official constituency website
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Patricia Hewitt
Member of Parliament for Leicester West
Succeeded by
Political offices
Preceded by
Office created
Shadow Secretary for Care and Older People
2011 – present
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