|Dame Louise Ellman|
Manchester, Lancashire, England
|Alma mater||University of Hull|
On 16 October 2019, Dame Ellman announced her decision to quit the Labour Party, saying Jeremy Corbyn is "not fit" to become prime minister. Her decision came days before she was due to face a trigger ballot by local members on whether to make her face a selection contest. CLP members were confident of a successful trigger vote after Ms Ellman refused to answer when asked at an All Members Meeting whether she would support a Corbyn government.
According to her biography in JC Power 100:
- Labour MP for Liverpool Riverside since 1997, the 62-year-old is probably Israel’s staunchest supporter in an often hostile Commons. She came to Westminster after leading Lancashire County Council. Her varied responsibilities include sitting on the Transport Select Committee, a vice-presidency of the Local Government Association, and board membership of Merseyside arts and cultural organisations. She also chairs the Jewish Labour Movement, the successor organisation to Poale Zion, and is a Labour Friends of Israel vice-chair.
- Labour Friends of Israel
- In 2008 Ellman chaired a meeting organised jointly by Progress and Compass
|Document:We condemn the suspension of Jo Bird and the appointment of Lord Falconer||Article||4 March 2019||As Ken Loach said: “If it looks like a witch hunt and behaves like a witch hunt – it may well be just that. This is intolerable and must end now.”|
- "Louise Ellman: MP quits Labour over anti-Semitism concerns"
- "Breaking: Ellman quits Labour rather than face trigger"
- "JC Power 100: The people shaping Jewish life in Britain", 25 April 2008
- Progress Liverpool: Winning a fourth term: what’s the road to victory? A debate about the future of the Labour party held jointly by Progress and Compass 04 July 2008 18:00 to 19:30, accessed 1 November 2009