|Preceded by Sian James|
Name Carolyn Harris
|Alma mater Swansea University|
Political party Labour
|Born 18 September 1960 (age 55) (1960-09-18)|
Carolyn harris mp on bbc breakfast talking about her campaign to fund child funerals
Carolyn Harris (18 September 1960, Swansea, Wales) is a British politician, the Labour MP for Swansea East since May 2015.
- Carolyn harris mp on bbc breakfast talking about her campaign to fund child funerals
- Early life
Carolyn Harris was born in the constituency of Swansea East which she now represents in Parliament. She attended Swansea University from 1994-1998 and studied a joint degree in Social History and Social Policy.
Following university, Harris worked for Swansea-based community projects such as the Guiding Hand Association and then the Joshua Foundation. Before her political career she worked as the Parliamentary assistant of her now predecessor Siân James MP, who announced her intention to step down in March 2015.
Harris was elected to Parliament in 2015. She gave her maiden speech on 8 June 2015 in which she stated that Dylan Thomas was wrong about "this ugly, lovely town."
During her first year in Parliament she has concentrated on issues such as the Swansea Tidal Lagoon, electrification of the South Wales mainline to Swansea and many consumer issues such as Fixed Odds betting Terminals and faulty electrical goods. She has previously worked as a barmaid and a dinner lady which was mentioned as part of her earlier life experience of losing her son.
Harris was appointed by Jeremy Corbyn MP to the role of Shadow Home Office Minister after his re-election as UK Labour Party leader.