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Meet the MP: Sian James
What makes Labour MP Sian James tick? Read on to find out...

Sian James
Constituency: Swansea East

Age: 46

Marital Status/Family: Married / Two children

Educated: Cefn Saeson Comprehensive School, Neath; University of Wales, Swansea

WHAT DID YOU DO BEFORE YOU WERE AN MP?

Director of Welsh Women's Aid.

WHAT WERE YOU LIKE AT SCHOOL?

An enthusiastic scholar, not very good at sport.

WHAT ATTRACTED YOU TO POLITICS?

Huge interest in my own local community and belief in quality public services.

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

Best - sense of satisfaction when you've helped a constituent.

Worst - spending the majority of the week away from my family, constituency and home.

WHO IS YOUR HERO?

My mother.

WHAT'S YOUR FAVOURITE SONG/PIECE OF MUSIC?

Riders of the Storm by the Doors.

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR FASHION SENSE?

Appropriate for a lady of my age and build.

WHAT'S YOUR IDEA OF A GOOD NIGHT OUT?

A family event where everyone is relaxed and has an opportunity to see each other.

WHAT CAN'T YOU LIVE WITHOUT?

My family.

TELL US SOMETHING WE DON'T KNOW ABOUT YOU

I consistently came last in home economics at school.

CONTACT DETAILS:

JAMESSC@parliament.uk

Constituency Office: 01792 455689 (temporary line)

Westminster Office: 020 7219 6954

Westminster Fax: 020 7219 0958


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