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Speaker Biography

Jane Ellison MP

 Jane Ellison MP
Jane was appointed Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Public Health in October 2013. As Public Health Minister, Jane is responsible for Government policy on a wide range of issues, including preventing avoidable mortality, vaccination, health improvement and sexual health.

Born in Bradford, Jane went to school there and then read Politics, Philosophy and Economics at Oxford. She previously worked for the John Lewis Partnership from university and enjoyed a varied career with JLP.

Until the 2010 General Election she was managing the John Lewis customer magazine, after ten years of managing JLP's customer direct marketing.

Before she was elected to Parliament in 2010, Jane served as a local councillor on two separate occasions in the London Borough of Barnet where she lived before moving south of the river in 2007.

Having led various residents' associations herself over the years, Jane knows the tireless effort and commitment put in by local voluntary groups. She served for many years as a housing association board member and is a school governor of Honeywell Junior and Infants School, Battersea. She is a member of the Battersea Society and a Friend of Battersea Park and the Battersea Summer Scheme.