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Marie Rimmer

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Preceded by  Shaun Woodward
Name  Marie Rimmer
Majority  21,243 (43.89%)
Role  Politician
Political party  Labour
Party  Labour Party
Religion  Roman Catholicism

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Born  27 April 1947 (age 76) (1947-04-27)

Labour's former Shadow Minister for Disabled People, Marie Rimmer at a DPAC demo

Marie Elizabeth Rimmer CBE (born 27 April 1947) is a British Labour Party politician. She has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for St Helens South and Whiston since 8 May 2015.



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Before entering Parliament, Rimmer had served as a local councillor for over 30 years, including periods as leader of St Helens Metropolitan Borough Council. She was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2005 Birthday Honours for services to local government.

In 2014, Rimmer was picked from an all-women shortlist as Labour's candidate in the 2015 general election to succeed Shaun Woodward as MP for St Helens South and Whiston. Later that year, an incident at a polling station in Shettleston, Glasgow during the Scottish independence referendum led to her arrest and being charged with assault. Rimmer's case was found not proven at Glasgow Sheriff court in November 2016.

She was elected as MP for St Helens South and Whiston in the 2015 general election with a majority of 21,243.


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