Mary Creagh

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Mary Creagh

British Labour Party politician and Member of Parliament for Wakefield since 2005 add

Category: Politics

Born in 1967.

Countries: United Kingdom (67%), (17%), United States (8%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Ed Miliband, Mary Glindon, Patrick McLoughlin

Linked to: Labour Party, London School of Economics, Pembroke College, Oxford, Wakefield




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Mary Creagh was born in 1967 add something


"'Mary Helen Creagh"' is a British Labour Party politician and Member of Parliament for Wakefield since 2005 add something


She taught entrepreneurship at the Cranfield University School of Management from 1997 until her election to Westminster, and spent seven years as a trustee with Rathbone, a national charity add something


Creagh has been married to Adrian Pulham since 2001 and they have a son, Clement and a daughter, Beatrice add something


In 2002 Creagh instigated an investigation into cronyism in the appointment the Islington Council Chief Executive by five Liberal Democrats councillors add something


In 2005 she introduced a Children's Food Bill which sought to introduce minimum nutritional standards for all school meals and take fizzy drinks and sugary snacks out of school vending machines add something


She stood down from the council in 2005 on her election as a Westminster MP. add something


She was a member of the Human Rights Select Committee from 2005 until 2007, and was the Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, Andy Burnham, from 2006 until June 2009 add something


She made her maiden speech on 25 May 2005 using the occasion to raise issues of poverty in her constituency add something


Wakefield (UK Parliament constituency) - "'Wakefield"' is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 2005 by Mary Creagh, a member of the Labour Party


Both of these measures were accepted by the government and came into law as part of the Education and Inspections Bill 2006 add something


In 2006 she launched a campaign aimed at preventing scalding injuries in the home add something


From 2007 to 2009 Mary Creagh was Chair of the Labour Movement for Europe, succeeding Chris Bryant MP and succeeded by Richard Corbett MEP. add something


In 2007 she was among those MPs who backed Gordon Brown for the leadership of the Labour Party add something


In 2009, after a 3 year "Hot Water Burns Like Fire" campaign, the government confirmed that from April 2010 TMVs would be fitted as standard in all new bathrooms add something


In 2009, as vice-chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for the Prevention of Genocide and Other Crimes Against Humanity, Mary Creagh called on Justice Secretary Jack Straw to tighten UK law so that people accused of genocide could be prosecuted in Britain add something


In June 2009 she was made an assistant Government Whip in the Department of Health add something


She was appointed to the shadow cabinet on 7 October 2010 add something


On 8 October 2010, Creagh was appointed Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs add something


In October 2011 Creagh was retained by Labour leader Ed Miliband as Shadow Environment Secretary add something


On 27 December 2013 she accused Thomas The Tank Engine series of being sexist toward female drivers add something


On 24 March 2014 she and Jamie Hanley opposed to the train fares price increases in New Pudsey which were proposed by Patrick McLoughlin add something


In November 2014, she was shifted to shadow International Development add something


Mary Glindon - She was Parliamentary Private Secretary to Mary Creagh when she was Shadow Secretary of State for Transport until 2014


On 14 May 2015, Creagh announced her candidacy for Leader of the Labour Party, after Ed Miliband's resignation following the 2015 general election add something


On 14 May 2015, Creagh announced she would run for Leader of the Labour Party in the leadership election resulting from Ed Miliband's resignation, though she later withdrew her candidacy add something


Creagh voted against the triggering of Article 50 in February 2017 add something