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Speaker Biography

Liz Kendall MP

 Liz Kendall MP
Liz Kendall was elected as Labour’s MP for Leicester West in May 2010. In October 2010 she was appointed to Labour’s frontbench team as a Shadow Health Minister.

Liz’s previous roles include the Director of The Maternity Alliance, the national charity for pregnant women, new parents and babies under one, and the Director of the Ambulance Service Network, the organisation representing all ambulance Trusts in the UK. She was an Associate Director at the Institute for Public Policy Research, where she led work health, social care and children’s early years, and a researcher at the King’s Fund, where she developed policies to tackle local health inequalities.

Liz has also been an adviser to two members of the cabinet when Labour was in Government. After the 1997 general election Liz advised Harriet Harman MP, the then Secretary of State for Social Security and Minister for Women. Between 2004 and 2007, she was a special adviser to Patricia Hewitt MP, Secretary of State for Trade & Industry and then Secretary of State for Health.