Laura Pidcock Wiki-Biography
Laura Pidcock is a British Labour Party politician who served as Member of Parliament for North West Durham from 2017 until 2019. Laura Pidcock, once touted as a future leader of the party, also blamed media for unfair coverage of Corbyn.
Laura Pidcock Age
Born19 August 1987North Shields, Tyne and Wear, England
Laura Pidcock Party
Political party Labour
Laura Pidcock Family
Domestic partner Daniel Kebede
Laura Pidcock Early life and career
Pidcock was born in North Shields, North Tyneside and raised in New Hartley and Seaton Delaval, Northumberland. Her parents were both active in politics. Her mother Mary was a social worker while her father Bernard was an office manager who sat on Northumberland County Council from 2008 until his death in February 2019. As a young child, Pidcock attended demonstrations with her parents against then-Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher, and against the apartheid system in South Africa. Pidcock has stated, “From a very, very young age I was taught to see everything through a political lens and through a class lens”, and that at school she was known as “the political one” and a “swot”.
Laura Pidcock Parliamentary career
Only weeks prior to the 2017 United Kingdom general election, Pidcock was selected to stand for Labour in North West Durham, when the previous MP, Pat Glass stood down.
A feminist, she said in her maiden speech, that the Palace of Westminster dated from “a time when my class and my sex would have been denied a place in it, because we are deemed unworthy”. Her speech was well-received by many and shared over 200,000 times on social media in 48 hours.
On 12 January 2018, she was appointed Shadow Minister for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.
In 2019 Pidcock announced at the TUC that the next Labour Government would create a Ministry for Employment Rights to “bring about the biggest extension of rights for workers that our country has ever seen” to deliver better wages, greater security and give workers more of a say over how their workplaces are run.
Laura Pidcock Personal life
Pidcock’s partner since 2015 Kebede, a National Education Union official. They have one son, born in July 2018.