Barbara Keeley, MP

Shadow Minister for Mental Health and Social Care

Barbara Keeley was elected MP for Worsley and Eccles South in May 2010.

From 2005 to 2006 Barbara was a member of the Constitutional Affairs Select Committee and from January 2006 to date she has been a member of the Finance and Services Committee. Barbara's policy interests include Equality, Health, Carers, Regeneration and her country interests include the EU and the Middle East and Tibet.

Barbara was Parliamentary Private Secretary at the Cabinet Office from February 2006 and then a Parliamentary Private Secretary to Minister of State Jim Murphy at the Department of Work and Pensions from 2006 to 2007.

In June 2007, Barbara was appointed by Gordon Brown to lead the Labour Party's manifesto work on Social Care and also as PPS to Harriet Harman QC MP as Minister for Women and Equality. Barbara has been vice-chair of the All Party Group on Carers and was the Parliamentary Champion for Carers Week in 2007. She was the Chair of the Parliamentary Labour Party Women's Committee from June 2007 to October 2008.

Barbara is also co-chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Women's Sport. Barbara was Shadow Financial Secretary to the Treasury from May to September 2015. She was previously Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer, Ed Balls MP and was a member of the Commons Health Select Committee from 2011 to 2015. Barbara was Shadow Communities and Local Government Minister from October 2010 to October 2011. Barbara was a Shadow Health Minister and Shadow Deputy Leader of the House of Commons from May 2010 until October 2010. From June 2009 until May 2010 Barbara was Deputy Leader of the House of Commons. She was an Assistant Government Whip between September 2008 and May 2009.