Anna Turley

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Anna Turley
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Turley in 2017
Member of Parliament
for Redcar
Assumed office
7 May 2015
Preceded by Ian Swales
Majority 9,485 (22.3%)
Personal details
Born (1978-10-09) 9 October 1978 (age 41)

Anna Catherine Turley (born 9 October 1978) has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Redcar since the 2015 general electionall

Political career

From 2001 to 2005, Turley was a fast-stream civil servant at the Home Office. In 2005, she then became a special adviser in the Department for Work and Pensions under David Blunkett, then in 2006 the Cabinet Office under Hilary Armstrong. In 2006, she stood for election as a Labour council candidate for Wandsworth Common.

Turley was shortlisted for the North West Durham seat for the 2010 general election but lost out to Pat Glass.

In 2013, Turley was selected to stand in the Redcar constituency.

After becoming the member of parliament for Redcar at the May 2015 general election, Turley was appointed as a member of the Home Affairs Select Committee in July 2015.

In October 2016, Turley joined the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee. She introduced a Private Members Bill to increase the maximum sentences available to the courts for specified offences related to animal cruelty to five years.

In the 2017 general election, Turley was re-elected with 23,623 votes, a share of 55.5%. In November 2017, it was announced that Turley had withdrawn from work at Westminster for the rest of the year in order to recuperate following emergency surgery.