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Meet the MP: Alison Seabeck
What makes Labour MP Alison Seabeck tick? Read on to find out...

Labour MP Alison Seabeck
Constituency: Plymouth Devonport

Age: 51

Marital Status/Kids: Married - two daughters

Educated: Harold Hill Grammar School - North East London Polytechnic

WHAT DID YOU DO BEFORE YOU WERE AN MP?

Adviser to government minister.

WHAT WERE YOU LIKE AT SCHOOL?

Interested in everything.

WHAT ATTRACTED YOU TO POLITICS?

Initial family involvement in politics and then having worked in a range of jobs and been a working mum, a deeper understanding of the need for social justice and equality of opportunity.

WHAT'S THE BEST/WORST THING ABOUT BEING AN MP?

So far is has all been good/challenging. If I had a young family then I would say, and having been an MP's daughter, the lack of family time would be the worst thing.

WHO IS YOUR HERO?

Nelson Mandela.

WHAT'S YOUR FAVOURITE SONG/PIECE OF MUSIC?

Keep the Faith - Bon Jovi.

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR FASHION SENSE?

Pitched about right.

WHAT'S YOUR IDEA OF A GOOD NIGHT OUT?

Theatre and a good meal with friends.

WHAT CAN'T YOU LIVE WITHOUT?

A good cup of tea.

TELL US SOMETHING WE DON'T KNOW ABOUT YOU

I was a qualified lifeguard for 8 years for a local swimming club.

CONTACT DETAILS:

Tel: 0207 219 6431

havens@parliament.uk

Alison Seabeck MP, House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA


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