London (Parliament Politics Magazine) – Debbie Abrahams is a British Labour Party Politician. She is serving as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Oldham East and Saddleworth since 2011. Moreover, she has been a member of the Shadow Cabinet of Jeremy Corbyn from 2015-2018. If this isn’t enough she remained a part of the House of Commons as a backbencher. If you want to know more about Debbie, here are some more details below:
Bio & Early Life
Debbie Abrahams was born on 15th September 1960 in Sheffield, West Riding of Yorkshire. She is 62 years old currently. Her father was a dentist and she enjoyed a good childhood. She didn’t go to any school and was educated privately. However, she joined the University of Salford to study biochemistry and physiology. After completing her studies she started working as a community worker in South Manchester.
They used to set up a job training program for teenagers. Being a bright student she wanted to complete her Master’s degree. This is why she studied at the University of Liverpool. Debbie was the head of healthy cities and also served on the board of Bury and Rochdale Health Authority. In 2002 she started working as the chairperson of Rochdale Primary Care Trust.
Debbie joined the Labor party as she wanted to challenge the health policies at both local and national levels. She was appointed by Simon Danczuk. After some time she became a part of local elections. Moreover, she criticized the local council for not dealing with the health issues in the town.
In 2010, she became a part of the general elections and got elected as the Labour party candidate. She remained unsuccessful in getting a seat but ended up having a third place. The winning candidate, Jason McCartney praised her for having a ‘positive campaign’. Debbie has tried to maintain a good image in Politics. However, she has had her share of ups and downs.
In 2020 Debbie was shortlisted to become a part of the Labour Party. These elections were held for Oldham East and Saddleworth. She was selected as the Labour candidate and retained a set for herself. The best part was that she got a majority of 3,558 votes. She got appointed as the parliamentary private secretary. During this time she organized an inquiry into the health systems. Therefore she wanted to change the health system with new reforms.
After a few years, she got appointed as a member of the work and pensions select committee. Moreover, she got a new position as the Shadow Minister for disabled people by the leader of Labour. Owen Smith resigned from the Shadow Cabinet as the result of the EU referendum didn’t go in his favor. In the general elections, she got the chance to retain a seat at Oldham East and Saddleworth. Fortunately, she got a seat by a big majority of 8,182.
In 2019 her popularity saw a little decrease, but it didn’t stop her from completing her endeavors successfully. Debbie became one of the three MPs who were ready to take an action against the Health Department. She felt that they are not dealing with the pandemic wisely.
Personal Life & Awards
Debbie Abrahams got married to John Abrahams. He is the former captain of the Lancashire County cricket team. They got married in the 1980s and have two daughters named Victoria and Daw. In 2013 Debbie was awarded the Grassroot Diplomat Initiative Award in the Business category. She believes in giving charity to the needy. Therefore she signed up for the Federation of Small Businesses Real-Life Entrepreneurs Campaign. She believes in keeping a good balance between her personal and professional life.
Bullying Claims & Controversies
In March 2018, Debbie was investigated by the Labour party due to a workplace problem. Many media reports claimed that she was bullying staff members. However, she denied all these claims and said that she is the one dealing with bullying herself. During this year she was removed from the Shadow cabinet though. In a statement, she defended herself by saying: “I strongly refute the allegations of bullying made against me. I believe the investigation was not thorough, fair, or independent.”
The total net worth of Debbie Abrahams is estimated to be $5 million. Her major source of income is her political career. She is currently ranked as one of the most popular politicians. As her political career is going stable, her net worth is likely to increase even more.