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Louise Ellman

Louise Ellman is a British politician who served as Member of Parliament for Liverpool Riverside from 1997 to 2019.

She was appointed a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) in the 2018 Queen’s Birthday Honours List, and is a Vice President of the Jewish Leadership Council.

Ellman resigned from the Labour Party in October 2019, expressing concern over antisemitism in the Labour Party and a potential Jeremy Corbyn-led government.

  • Full name: Dame Louise Joyce Ellman DBE
  • Profession: British politician
  • Born: 14 November 1945 (age 74 years), Manchester
  • Spouse: Geoffrey Ellman (m. 1967)
  • Previous office: Member of Parliament of the United Kingdom (1997–2019)
  • Children: Sean Ellman
  • Education: University of Hull, Manchester High School for Girls, University of York
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Valerie Vaz

Valerie Vaz is a British Labour Party politician and solicitor serving as Shadow Leader of the House of Commons in the Shadow Cabinets of Jeremy Corbyn and Sir Keir Starmer since 2016, and has served as Member of Parliament for Walsall South since 2010.

  • Full name: Valerie Carol Marian Vaz
  • Profession: British politician
  • Born: 7 December 1954 (age 65 years), Colony of Aden
  • Spouse: Paul Townsend
  • Office: Member of Parliament of the United Kingdom since 2010
  • Party: Labour Party
  • Siblings: Keith Vaz
  • Education: Bedford College, London, Sidney Sussex College
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Ed Miliband

Ed Miliband is a British politician serving as Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy since 2020, and has served as Member of Parliament for Doncaster North since 2005.

He was previously Leader of the Labour Party and the Leader of the Opposition between 2010 and 2015, resigning after Labour’s defeat at the 2015 general election.

Alongside his brother, Foreign Secretary David Miliband, he served in the Cabinet from 2007–10 under Prime Minister Gordon Brown.

  • Full name: Edward Samuel Miliband
  • Profession: British politician
  • Born: 24 December 1969 (age 50 years), Fitzrovia, London
  • Nationality: British
  • Height: 1.8 m
  • Spouse: Justine Thornton (m. 2011)
  • Party: Labour Party
  • Education: Haverstock School (1981–1989)
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Lisa Nandy

Lisa Eva Nandy is a British politician who has served as the Shadow Foreign Secretary since 2020, and as the Member of Parliament for Wigan since 2010.

She was Parliamentary Private Secretary to Tessa Jowell from 2010 to 2012 and Shadow Charities Minister from 2012 to 2015.

She served as Shadow Energy Secretary from 2015, until she resigned in 2016 to co-chair Owen Smith’s leadership challenge to Jeremy Corbyn.

Nandy stood as a candidate in the 2020 Labour Party leadership election coming in third place with 16.3% of the vote, behind Keir Starmer and Rebecca Long-Bailey. Starmer subsequently appointed Nandy as Shadow Foreign Secretary on 5 April 2020.

  • Full name: Lisa Eva Nandy
  • Profession: British politician
  • Born: 9 August 1979 (age 40 years), Manchester
  • Nationality: British
  • Partner: Andy Collis
  • Party: Labour Party
  • Education: Birkbeck, University of London, University of London, Newcastle University, Holy Cross College & University Centre
  • Parents: Dipak Nandy, Luise Nandy
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Diane Abbott

Diane Abbott is a British politician who served as the Shadow Home Secretary in the Shadow Cabinet of Jeremy Corbyn from 2016 to 2020.

Abbott has been the Member of Parliament for Hackney North and Stoke Newington since 1987.

As a member of the Labour Party, she has held various positions in successive Shadow Cabinets; she was the country’s first black female MP and is the longest serving black MP in the House of Commons.

  • Full name: Diane Julie Abbott
  • Profession: British politician
  • Born: 27 September 1953 (age 66 years), Paddington, London
  • Spouse: David Thompson (m. 1991–1993)
  • Office: Shadow Home Secretary since 2016
  • Previous offices: Shadow Secretary of State for Health (2016–2016), MORE
  • Education: Newnham College, University of Cambridge, University of Cambridge
  • TV shows: This Week, Play It Again
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Lindsay Hoyle

Sir Lindsay Harvey Hoyle is a British politician serving as Speaker of the House of Commons since November 2019 and Member of Parliament for Chorley since 1997.

Before his election as Speaker, he was a member of the Labour Party.

As a Labour MP, Hoyle served as Chairman of Ways and Means and Deputy Speaker to John Bercow from 2010 to 2019, before being elected as Speaker on 4 November 2019.

Hoyle was unanimously re-elected as Speaker five days after the 2019 general election on 17 December.

  • Full name: Sir Lindsay Harvey Hoyle
  • Profession: British politician
  • Born: 10 June 1957 (age 62 years), Adlington
  • Party: Labour Party
  • Spouse: Catherine Swindley (m. 1993)
  • Office: Speaker of the House of Commons of the United Kingdom since 2019
  • Parents: Doug Hoyle
  • Children: Natalie Lewis-Hoyle
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Clive Lewis

Clive Lewis is a British Labour politician who has been the Member of Parliament for Norwich South since winning the seat at the 2015 general election.

Lewis was a candidate for Leader of the Labour Party in the 2020 leadership election.

He previously served as vice-president of the National Union of Students, worked as a TV reporter for BBC News and served as an infantry officer with the Territorial Army.

He served a three-month tour of duty in Afghanistan in 2009.

  • Full name: Clive Anthony Lewis
  • Profession: British politician
  • Born: 11 September 1971 (age 48 years), London
  • Nationality: British
  • Spouse: Katy Steel (m. 2017)
  • Party: Labour Party
  • Office: Member of Parliament of the United Kingdom since 2015
  • Education: University of Bradford, Royal Military Academy Sandhurst
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Emily Thornberry

Emily Anne Thornberry is a British politician who has been the Member of Parliament for Islington South and Finsbury since 2005.

A member of the Labour Party, she served in the Shadow Cabinet of Jeremy Corbyn as Shadow First Secretary of State from 2017 to 2020 and Shadow Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs from 2016 to 2020.

  • Full name: Emily Anne Thornberry
  • Profession: British politician
  • Born: 27 July 1960 (age 59 years), Guildford
  • Spouse: Christopher Nugee (m. 1991)
  • Education: University of Kent
  • Office: Shadow Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs since 2016
  • Party: Labour Party
  • Parents: Cedric Thornberry, Sallie Thornberry
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Luciana Berger

Luciana Berger is a British Liberal Democrat politician who was the Member of Parliament for Liverpool Wavertree from 2010 to 2019.

She resigned from the Labour Party in 2019 and co-founded The Independent Group, later Change UK.

She later joined the Liberal Democrats and stood unsuccessfully for Finchley and Golders Green in 2019.

A former member of the Opposition Shadow Cabinet, she served under Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn as Shadow Minister for Mental Health from 2015 to 2016.

  • Full name: Luciana Clare Berger
  • Profession: British politician
  • Born: 13 May 1981 (age 38 years), London
  • Spouse: Alistair Goldsmith (m. 2015)
  • Party: Liberal Democrats
  • Education: University of London, University of Birmingham, MORE
  • Children: Zion Benjamin Manny Goldsmith, Amélie Moselle
  • Parents: Antonia Berger, Howard Berger