Gisela Stuart


Gisela Stuart was re-elected MP for Birmingham, Edgbaston on May 7th 2015 with 18518 votes, taking 44.8% of the vote.

Gisela was elected as the first ever Labour MP for the Birmingham, Edgbaston constituency on 1 May 1997 and has held the seat ever since. Edgbaston holds the unique record of having returned a woman to represent its interests in Parliament since 1953.

Prior to her election to the Commons, Gisela worked in the publishing industry, including a stint as Deputy Director of the London Book Fair, as a lecturer at Worcester College of Technology and as a researcher into pensions law at the University of Birmingham. Pensions remain one of her special interests as an MP and Gisela has been at the fore of the campaign to reform rules that have led to many women receiving inadequate state pensions.

From 1997 to 1998 Gisela was a member of the Commons Social Security Committee before joining the Government, firstly as PPS to Home Office Minister Paul Boateng and then as Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Department of Health from 1999 to 2001.

After the 2001 election, Gisela was a leading member of the Commons Foreign Affairs Committee and served as one of the UK Parliament’s representatives to the Convention on the Future of Europe. Her experience of the Convention and her concerns over the European Constitution it created are chronicled in her Fabian Society publication “The Making of Europe’s Constitution”.

She is also the editor of the House Magazine, a weekly political journal which is consistently rated as the most read magazine by MPs and Peers.

Constituency: Birmingham, Edgbaston

Constituency Tel: 01214545430

Date of Birth: 26 November 1955


Party: Labour

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Westminster Address: Gisela Stuart MP House of Commons London SW1A 0AA

Westminster Tel: 02072195051

Twitter: @GiselaStuart

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