Emmelline Fox MP
Shadow Cabinet Member
Emmelline Fox at her constituency office
Born 15th June 1936
Full name Emmelline Nancy Fox (nee Baker)
Constituency Salford West
Political Party Labour
Religion Christian
Spouse Edmond Fox (deceased), Geoffrey Warner (partner)
Office(s) Held Shadow Energy Secretary, Labour Chief Whip

Basic Information and Career[edit | edit source]

The Right Honourable Emmelline Fox MP, PC is the current Labour Party MP for Salford West (Constituency). She has served in various capacities under Harold Wilson and James Callaghan. She was Social Services Minister from 1975 - 1979, Minister without Portfolio and Labour Party Chairwoman from 1974 - 1975 and was previously Vice Chairwoman of the Party.

Emmelline was a Councillor in Salford West for nine years from 1960 - 1969 and was a Solicitor for Barrow's Law Firm for 4 years from 1956 - 1960. She studied at the University of Essex and has a Master's and Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Law. She was selected in 1969 as the Parliamentary candiate for the safe Labour seat of Salford West

Shadow Cabinet[edit | edit source]

She returned to the Shadow Cabinet when JP Kepplin was elected as Labour Leader in July 1981 as Shadow Secretary of State for Environment and for Energy. She was involved in the right to buy controversy over a policy u-turn. However, she released an alternate housing policy by Labour later. This earned her the nickname, "The Lady is for turning". She resigned in October 1981 as Shadow Environment Secretary and stayed on interimly until December. At Energy, she has been mainly promoting the suspension of pit closures.

Personal Life[edit | edit source]

She was born on the 15th June 1936 to Anna and Harold Baker in Manchester, she was named after Suffragette, Emmelline Pankhurst. She was married to Edmond Fox from 1959 to 1980 when he died of a stroke. This caused her to resign as Shadow Social Services Secretary. The couple did not have any children. However in the autumn of 1981 she met a publisher called Geoffrey Warner and they have since been in a partnership.

Her political views include improvisation of the education system, and to keep indsutry running to provide a prosperous economy.

Preceded by:
Simon Brissett
Shadow Secretary of State for the Environment
July 1981 - December 1981
Succeeded by:
Peter Ustikov
Preceded by:
John Steward
Shadow Secretary of State for Energy
July 1981 -
Succeeded by:
Preceded by:
Matthew Barnes
Chief Whip of the Labour Party
December 1981 -
Succeeded by:
Preceded by:
Stanley Orme
Member of Parliament for Salford West
1970 - present
Succeeded by:
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