Fovargue, Yvonne


Yvonne Fovargue was elected as Labour MP for Makerfiield in 2010.  She was returned in the 2019 General Election with a majority of 4,740 over the Conservatives.

She served on Labour’s front bench between 2011 and 2019, resigning in the summer of that year to call for a second referendum on Brexit.

She voted for Lisa Nandy in the 2020 Labour leadership election. Previously she had supported Owen Smith in his challenge against Jeremy Corbyn.

Yvonne is a graduate of Leeds University, and is married with one adult daughter.

She was appointed Chief Executive of St Helens Citizens Advice Bureau in 1986. Before this she worked for Manchester City Council as a Housing Officer. She served as a local councillor from 2004-2010.

Yvonne attended Sale Grammar School and has a BA in English from Leeds University. She is a member of Unite the Union and The Co-operative Party.

Constituency: Makerfield

Constituency Address: Gerrard Winstanley House, Crawford Street, Wigan WN1 1NA

Constituency Tel: 01842 829748

Date of Birth: 29/11/1956


Party: Labour

Personal Website:

Westminster Address: Yvonne Fovargue MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA

Twitter: @Y_FovargueMP

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