- Louise Ellman
name = Louise Ellman
honorific-suffix = MP
constituency_MP = Liverpool Riverside
majority = 10,214 (32.7%)
predecessor = Robert Parry
1 May 1997
birth_date = Birth date and age|1945|11|14|df=yes
nationality = British
spouse = Geoffrey Ellman
University of Hull
Louise Ellman was born in
Manchester. She was educated at the independent Manchester High School for Girls, before studying at the University of Hullwhere she received a Bachelor of Artsin Sociology and History in 1967, and went on to study Social Administration at the University of Yorkwhere she was awarded a Master of Philosophyin 1972. From 1970, she worked as a lecturer for the Open Universityin further education, leaving in 1976. She was elected as a councillor on the LancashireCounty Council in 1970, becoming the Labour group leader in 1977, and she led the council from 1981 until her election to Parliament. She was Vice Chair of Lancashire Enterprises.
She was elected to Parliament at the 1997 General Election for the safe seat of Liverpool Riverside on the retirement of Bob Parry, after being selected by an all-female shortlist. She held the seat with a majority of 21,799 and has held the seat comfortably since. She made her
maiden speechon June 9, 1997, [http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm199798/cmhansrd/vo970609/debtext/70609-23.htm#70609-23_spnew0] . She has been a member of the Transport Committeeand its predecessor Transport, Local Government and the Regions since her election in 1997. Ellman is also the Chair of the Jewish Labour Movementand Vice Chair of Labour Friends of Israeland has been an active spokeswoman in Parliament on issues relating to transport, local government and the Middle East. She has also played an active effort in the effort to pressure the Bulgarian government to free Michael Shields and recently, Gillian Gibbons - the teacher jailed in Sudan for blasphemy who has now been pardoned. When elected in 2001, the turnout of the vote in her constituency was the lowest in the country at just 34.1%.
On May 21st 2008, she was selected to become the Chair of the Commons Transport Select Committee - the chair becoming vacant after the death of Gwyneth Dunwoody MP.
Ellman has been married since July 16 1967 to her husband Geoffrey Ellman, a pharmacist. She lived in
Leedsthen moved to Skelmersdalein 1969. They have a son and a daughter.
* http://www.louiseellman.co.uk Official Site
* [http://politics.guardian.co.uk/person/0,9290,-1576,00.html Guardian Unlimited Politics - Ask Aristotle: Louise Ellman MP]
* [http://www.theyworkforyou.com/mp/louise_ellman/liverpool,_riverside TheyWorkForYou.com - Louise Ellman MP]
* [http://www.dodonline.co.uk/engine.asp?lev1=4&lev2=37&menu=45&biog=y&id=25701 Parliamentary biography from DodOnline]
* [http://www.skemheritage.org.uk/ellman.htm Skelmersdale Heritage Society]
* [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/mpdb/html/376.stm BBC Politics page]
* [http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/today/listenagain/ram/today5_israel_20050211.ram Ken Livingstone in February 2005]
* [http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/today/listenagain/ram/today1_mideast_20041002.ram Middle East Road Map in October 2004]
* [http://news.bbc.co.uk/media/audio/38206000/rm/_38206027_mobiles17_elland.ram Mobile phones in 2002]
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