Knowledge Identifier: +Linda_Riordan
Born in 1953.
Country: United Kingdom (100%)
Linked to: Halifax, University of Bradford, Co-operative Party, Labour Party
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
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