Before entering Parliament in 1997 for the Liverpool Riverside constituency, Louise was an Open University lecturer in further education. She was leader of Lancashire County Council from 1981 to 1997.
In Parliament, Linda has been a Member of Transport, Local Government and the Regions Select Committee. She became Chair of the Transport Select Committee in 2008.
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- Event – Kibbutz, Commune, and Co-operative: Can we learn from the Israeli experience? (28 Feb 2013)Labour & Co-operative MP Louise Ellman and Labour & Co-operative Assembly Member Nicky Gavron are hosting an event on the Israeli co-operative movement. Danny Gavron in conversation Alternatives to the Market Society: Kibbutz, Commune, and Co-operative – Can we learn from the Israeli experience? Sponsored by Louise Ellman MP in partnership with Nicky Gavron AM [...]
- Transport cuts being made with no long-term strategy, says National Audit Office (14 Dec 2011)Following our rail event with Maria Eagle MP last week, Joe Fortune reports on the National Audit Office's report on the Department for Transport stating that the massive cuts lack strategy and may benefit rail companies at the expense of passengers.
- Conference preview: Louise Ellman MP – Tying people to the railways (22 Sep 2011)Labour & Co-operative MP and Chair of the Transport Select Committee, Louise Ellman MP, previews our fringe at Labour Party Conference in Liverpool next week. Increasing numbers of people travel by rail yet there are major question marks over whether the current system delivers value for money for taxpayers or passengers, and businesses ask why [...]
- The Basil Fawlty school of customer relations (2 Mar 2009)Network Rail keep getting it wrong. Last week they tried to gloss over leaks about plans for executive bonuses. And today it’s clear that they are still treating customers with contempt. A leaked report, according to the Guardian and the Evening Standard, quotes the boss of the company as saying he needs Crossrail ‘like a [...]
- The People’s Rail (11 Sep 2009)The governance of Network Rail must change, writes Transport Select Committee Chair Louise Ellman MP Network Rail is a vast improvement on its failed predecessor, the privatised Railtrack, which managed to distribute profits for its shareholders while it failed in its basic duty of maintaining the railways. It was finally taken into administration. Under Network [...]
- [John Robertson in the Chair] — Plug-in Vehicles (25 Apr 2013)Louise Ellman: I am encouraged by the Minister’s response, and I look forward to receiving reports on further progress.
- Road Safety (25 Apr 2013)Louise Ellman: I will start by setting out the current situation. The most recent annual report on road casualties was published last year and provides detailed information for 2011. In that year, there were 203,950 reported casualties on the roads of Great Britain. What is notable about the 2011 statistics is that they represent the first annual increase in the number of people killed in road accidents...
- Growth and Infrastructure Bill: Railways (25 Apr 2013)Louise Ellman: I begin by apologising that I will not be able to stay for the whole debate, because I have to lead a transport debate in Westminster Hall that starts at 1.30 pm. I am pleased to have the opportunity to discuss some of the findings of the Transport Committee’s inquiry into the European fourth railway package. The Commission justifies its proposals by talking about “stagnation or...
- Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Bus Travel (Young People) (25 Apr 2013)Louise Ellman: Will the Minister allow transport authorities to access the better bus funding scheme so that quality contracts and quality partnerships can be pursued to give young people and others a better deal?
- Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Middle East Peace Process (23 Apr 2013)Louise Ellman: In recent days, rockets have fallen on the Israeli town of Eilat and the Egyptian authorities have intercepted a ship containing arms destined for Gaza and Sinai. In view of that, does the Foreign Secretary agree that the implementation of United Nations resolution 1860, which deals with international arms smuggling, must be an integral part of any peace settlement?
- Written Answers — Treasury: Royal Liverpool Hospital (15 Apr 2013)Louise Ellman: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he expects to reach a decision on the rebuilding of the Royal Liverpool University Hospital; and if he will make a statement.
- Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: European Council (19 Mar 2013)Louise Ellman: Did the Prime Minister urge French and German Ministers to proscribe Hezbollah, considering its role in killing civilians in Syria and murdering Israeli tourists and a Bulgarian national in Bulgaria?
- Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Middle East (18 Mar 2013)Louise Ellman: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what support his Department is providing to projects fostering coexistence between Israelis and Palestinians.
- Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Syria (6 Mar 2013)Louise Ellman: What does the Foreign Secretary think is the likelihood of chemical weapons being used in Syria, or of those weapons being moved to Hezbollah in Lebanon, thus destabilising the wider region?
- Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Hezbollah (5 Mar 2013)Louise Ellman: The recent murder of Israeli tourists, together with a Bulgarian national, in Bulgaria is just the latest in a string of terrorist attacks by Hezbollah, from Argentina in 1994 to Cyprus and Turkey in 2011. Just what will it take for Europe to act against this terrorist organisation?
The Green Bus at Bellerive school (3 May 2013)
I recently visited Bellerive school to see their new bus service – The Green Bus. Congratulations to Bellerive school for this imaginative initiative. I hope this is a great success. The service helps students to get to school at a reasonable cost. https://www.thegreenbus.co.uk/about/
Update on Lark Lane Post Office – Re-opening (8 Apr 2013)
I have now been informed that the new Lark Lane Post Office at number 65 will open on Monday 29 April. This is welcomed news and the branch will be a great benefit to the area.
Changes to our NHS (22 Mar 2013)
I am very concerned about the NHS (Procurement, Patient Choice and Competition) Regulations which will come in to force on the 1st of April. Labour tabled a fatal motion against the original regulations in the House of Lords and … Continue reading →
Aigburth Station Refurbishment (20 Mar 2013)
I have intervened in the dispute concerning the “refurbishment” of Aigburth station and proposed demolition of the pitched roof shelter and wrought iron columns. The works were due to take place over the next few days but Network Rail have telephoned me … Continue reading →
Unfair ‘bedroom tax’ changes impact on Liverpool Riverside (7 Mar 2013)
I am concerned about the impact of the Government’s ‘bedroom tax’ on Liverpool Riverside. From April 1st those in social housing deemed by the Government to have an ‘extra’ bedroom will lose 14% of their housing benefit unless they find … Continue reading →
Further cuts to Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service (28 Feb 2013)
I am very concerned about the impact of drastic Government cuts on Merseyside’s Fire and Rescue Services. Strong lobbying by Merseyside MPs and the Fire Authority prevented the cuts being even deeper. The current Merseyside Grant cut for 2013/14 is … Continue reading →