Yvonne Fovargue
Official Parliamentary Portrait of Yvonne Fovargue
Member of Parliament
for Makerfield
Assumed office
6 May 2010
Preceded by Ian McCartney
Majority 13,542 (28.9%)
Personal details
Born (1956-11-29) 29 November 1956 (age 67)
Website www.yvonnefovargue.com

Yvonne Helen Fovargue MP (born 29 November 1956)<ref> was elected Member of Parliament (MP) for Makerfield in 2010, succeeding Ian McCartney, who stepped down due to ill health.

Parliamentary career

Yvonne Fovargue was elected with a majority of 12,490 at the 2010 general election. She was appointed as an Opposition Whip in 2011 and served as Shadow Transport Minister and then Shadow Defence Minister.

Yvonne Fovargue was then appointed as a Shadow Education Minister with responsibility for Further Education and Skills in October 2014 following the resignation of Rushanara Ali

Yvonne Fovargue is a member of the Unite trade union and the Co-operative Party