She lives in Stockport and is an elected official of Unison having previously employed as a care worker. She has three children. Her son Charlie was born very prematurely at 23 weeks and she uses the care he received as a mark of the importance of the National Health Service. He is partially blind and she used him as an example of a child who would suffer from the approach taken to education taken by Michael Gove as “He’s not going to be the type of child who puts you up at the top of the league table but he’s a true inspiration to all of us because despite all the odds he continues to fight every day.”
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|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
|Member of Parliament for Ashton-under-Lyne
2015 – present
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