Liz McInnes MP
Liz is the Labour Party Member of Parliament for the Heywood & Middleton constituency.
She was first elected at the 2014 by-election, following the death of Jim Dobbin. She was subsequently re-elected in the General Election in May 2015 with a much increased majority.
Born in Oldham, Liz was educated at Hathershaw Comprehensive School. She studied biochemistry at the University of Oxford and completed a masters degree at the University of Surrey.
Between 1981 and being elected an MP, she worked for the NHS and was employed as a senior biochemist at the Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust. She was Branch Secretary of the Pennine Acute Branch for the Unite Trades Union and a member of the Healthcare Science organising professional committee.
In 2015, Liz joined the Labour front bench, being appointed by new leader Jeremy Corbyn as Shadow Minister in the Department for Communities and Local Government team, joining Jon Trickett, Steve Reed, Emma Lewell-Buck, Lord Kennedy and Lord Beecham.