Louise was first elected as the Member of Parliament for Sheffield Heeley in May 2015. She was born and brought up on Abbeydale Road and now lives in Norfolk Park. Louise made clear in her acceptance speech the people of Sheffield Heeley will always be her number one priority.
After her first year as an MP, she was named by independent House of Commons Library research as the hardest-working of all new MPs. In the years since, she’s stood up for local people and held the Government to account on everything from special educational needs and reform of the family courts to fracking and children’s mental health.
In July 2017, Louise was appointed Shadow Policing Minister and, drawing on her experience as a former Special Constable, campaigned for the Police to be properly resourced, staffed, and accountable to the public.
Louise was appointed as Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland within Labour’s Shadow Cabinet in April 2020. Labour has a proud record in Northern Ireland and Louise has renewed the party’s historic commitment to work as honest brokers and trusted partners with political leaders, businesses and communities.
Louise was made Shadow Secretary of State for Transport in November 2021, where she has prioritised ensuring public transport is affordable, accessible and reliable. At last year’s Labour Party Conference Louise announced Labour’s commitment to bring our railways into public ownership and to allow local areas to establish their own municipal bus companies.
Furthermore in this role Louise has been a vocal advocate for the rights of workers. Most recently by firmly holding the Government to account for their handling of the rail workers’ industrial dispute and leading the fight to protect the rights of P&O workers following their illegal firing.
Before becoming an MP, Louise served as a shop steward for the Unite union to help bring about change in the workplace. As a proud trade unionist, she’s supported workers facing discrimination, harassment, redundancy and unfair dismissal.
Louise will continue to champion the issues which matter to her constituents. If you need any advice and support, Louise holds regular advice surgeries in the constituency where you can raise any issues.
Meet the team
I have staff in my constituency office at 63 Chesterfield Road and in Westminster. Across the two offices, I have five full-time members of staff who help me to effectively represent my constituents both locally and in Parliament. It’s important to me that I’m able to take up the issues that matter most to local residents so that I can properly fulfil my responsibilities as your MP and my staff are on hand to offer help, advice and assistance to constituents. You can read more about them below:
Anita is my Office Manager
Anita is responsible for the day-to-day running of the office and my diary. She can answer any of your queries and help arrange meetings between local groups and myself. Along with helping me with press enquiries and media, Anita manages surveys and consultations so I can hear from my constituents about what matters most to them.
Natasha is my Senior Caseworker
If you have an issue or problem that needs quick action and urgent attention, Natasha is here to help. Natasha attends surgeries with me and helps me gets to the bottom of issues that arise in the constituency.
Henry is my Researcher
Henry assists with responding to all your Policy enquiries and helps me to hold the Government to account.
Danny helps with my Parliamentary work and the Transport brief
Danny assists my work in holding the Government to account so I can best represent my constituents and supports me in my role as Shadow Transport Secretary. Danny also helps to arrange visits from local schools so please get in touch if your school is in the constituency and you would like to visit Parliament.