Kerry McCarthy

Kerry McCarthy
Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
In office
13 September 2015 – 26 June 2016
LeaderJeremy Corbyn
Preceded byMaria Eagle
Succeeded byRachael Maskell
Member of Parliament
Bristol East
Assumed office
5 May 2005
Preceded byJean Corston
Majority13,394 (26.4%)
Personal details
Born (1965-03-26) 26 March 1965 (age 53)
Luton, England, UK
Political partyLabour
Alma materUniversity of Liverpool
London Guildhall University
Official website

Kerry Gillian McCarthy[1] (born 26 March 1965) is a British Labour Party politician who has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Bristol East since 2005 and was the Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs from September 2015 to June 2016.

Early life and career

McCarthy was born in Luton,[2] where she attended Denbigh High School, followed by Luton Sixth Form College. McCarthy studied at the University of Liverpool reading Russian Studies, before studying law at City of London Polytechnic.

McCarthy qualified as a solicitor in 1994 and worked as a lawyer for Abbey National Treasury Services (1994–1996), Merrill Lynch Europe (1996–1999) and the Labour Party (2001). She was a director of London Luton Airport Ltd (1999–2003), a director at Britain in Europe (2002–2004), and Head of Public Policy at the Waterfront Partnership (2004–2005).[3]

McCarthy began a doctorate on Labour links with the City of London at Goldsmith's College, but did not complete it.[4] She was a councillor in Luton, and was a member of Labour's National Policy Forum.

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