Julie was first elected to Parliament in 2015 and re-elected in 2017. Previously she has worked as a teacher, a librarian and in Community Pharmacy. She served for eleven years on Burnley Borough Council and was leader of the Council between 2012 and 2014. Under her leadership Burnley was recognised as the Most Enterprising Town in the UK. Since coming to Westminster Julie has worked on the Health Select Committee, in the Shadow Treasury Team and is currently Shadow Health Minister with responsibility for community health. Julie is a Age UK ambassador for old people and never misses the opportunity to champion their cause. She has campaigned on dozens of issues including Nursery Schools, School Funding, Autism, Women’s Refuges, Kashmir, Local Government Funding.
Julie is married and lives with her husband in the Briercliffe, area of Burnley.
Disclaimer: Julie is not currently an MP as Parliament has been dissolved until after the General Election