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Carolyn Harris MP

Carolyn Harris MP


Born and raised in her own constituency of Swansea East, Carolyn grew up with a keen interest in politics. After gaining a degree in Social Policy from Swansea University, Carolyn continued to work within her community, setting up two centres for disaffected youths.  This was followed by roles as a Regional Director for a capacity building not-for-profit organisation and then a Regional Manager for a children’s cancer charity. Carolyn then worked for the former Member of Parliament for Swansea East, Siân James.

On 7 May 2015, she was first elected as the constituencies Member of Parliament and was reelected in both the 2017 and 2019 elections. In April 2018 she became the first Deputy Leader of Welsh Labour.

Carolyn has risen from a backbencher to Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Leader of the Opposition.  She Chairs the All Party Parliamentary Groups on Gambling Related Harm, Online and Home Electrical Safety and Beauty, Aesthetics & Wellbeing.

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