Emma Reynolds was re-elected as Labour MP for Wolverhampton North East on May 7th 2015 with 15669 votes, taking 46.1% of the vote.
In October 2011 she was promoted by the Labour Party's new Leader, Ed Miliband, to the front bench as a shadow Minister for Europe, a role she maintained until october 2013, when she became Shadow Minister for Housing. After the 2015 election, she assumed the office of Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government.
She is also the Secretary of the All Party Parliamentary Group for UK Sikhs, Treasurer of the All Party Parliamentary Group on China and a member of various other groups.
She grew up in Wolverhampton and went to local state schools (Woodthorne Infants and Junior School, Perton Middle, Codsall High, Wulfrun College).
She then graduated in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from Oxford University.
Until her selection, she worked as Special Adviser to Rt Hon Geoff Hoon based in Downing Street and the House of Commons.
Previously, in Brussels, she helped set up a small business which supported British companies in understanding and influencing EU laws.
She then moved on to become Robin Cook's political adviser in his capacity as President of the Party of European Socialists.
Until earlier this year, she worked part-time for a small public affairs company, Cogitamus, providing advice to small and large companies.
She speaks several languages - French, Spanish and Italian - and has worked in France, Spain, Argentina and Pakistan.
Wolverhampton North East
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Date of Birth
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