Linda Riordan

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Linda Riordan

English Labour Co-operative politician who has been the Member of Parliament for Halifax since 2005 add

Category: Politics

Born in 1953.

Country: United Kingdom (100%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Co-Operative Party, Parliament of the United Kingdom, Halifax (UK Parliament constituency)

Linked to: Halifax, University of Bradford, Co-operative Party, Labour Party




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Linda Riordan was born in 1953 add something


She was married to Alan Riordan from 1979 until his death in April 2007, of Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at the age of 65 add something


Riordan, served as a Calderdale councillor for eleven years, representing the Ovenden ward from 1995 to 2006, when she stood down to devote herself full time to her role as an MP. She worked as private secretary for the previous Halifax, West Yorkshire MP Alice Mahon, and was active in the local Co-operative Party as secretary and treasurer add something


Halifax (UK Parliament constituency) - "'Halifax"' is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 2005 by Linda Riordan of the Labour Party and Co-operative Party


On 13 August 2007, it was confirmed that Riordan had been overwhelmingly reselected to fight the next general election, winning the support of every branch and affiliated trades union add something


In December 2010 it was revealed that Riordan had secretly repaid £105,86 in wrongly claimed expenses add something


In October 2012, the Commons Speaker blocked the release of data showing which MPs were renting their homes to other MPs for financial gain add something


She was one of 16 signatories of an open letter to Ed Miliband in January 2015 calling on the party to commit to oppose further austerity, take rail franchises back into public ownership and strengthen collective bargaining arrangements add something


In February 2015 she announced that she would be standing down at general election in May because of ill health add something