Liz McInnes was first elected as the Member of Parliament for Heywood and Middleton in October 2014 in a by-election which took place following the sad death of the previous MP Jim Dobbin. Liz was re-elected in the 2015 and 2017 general elections, with an increased majority each time.
In addition to her constituency work and other work in parliament on behalf of Heywood and Middleton residents, Liz is a Shadow Foreign Minister.
Liz supported Remain in the 2016 EU Referendum but fully respects the result and voted to trigger Article 50 and begin the process of leaving the EU in March 2017.
Keep up to date with the latest news at https://www.lizmcinnesmp.org.uk/category/blog/ and follow Liz in parliament here https://www.lizmcinnesmp.org.uk/liz-in-parliament/
If you would like to contact Liz, see https://www.lizmcinnesmp.org.uk/contact/ and to find out about her upcoming advice surgeries see https://www.lizmcinnesmp.org.uk/homepage/advice_surgeries/.
What influenced you to first stand as a Parliamentary Candidate for Heywood and Middleton?
I was a great admirer of the late Jim Dobbin who was the MP here for many years until he sadly passed away. I met him many times in my role at the NHS and he was always helpful, knowledgeable and really committed to having the best healthcare possible. I was shocked and saddened by his death and it wasn’t an easy decision to make to follow in his footsteps but I decided that I wanted to carry on the great campaigning work the he was doing on the NHS and on employment.
What should the residents of Heywood and Middleton know about you?
I was born and bred in neighbouring Oldham, and I lived in Middleton for 11 years. I have spent most of my working life in the hospitals serving the population of Heywood and Middleton. I worked in the NHS for 33 years, and was a councillor in neighbouring Rossendale before being chosen by Labour members here in Heywood and Middleton as their parliamentary candidate.
I believe passionately in the founding principles of our NHS – free to all at the point of need. I am a hard worker with a proven track record of work in the NHS and local government. Being elected in 2014 and again in 2015 and 2017 was a huge honour and very humbling.
I take the responsibility of representing our local area extremely seriously and people in Heywood and Middleton can be assured that I will work tirelessly to get a fair deal for all.