London (Parliament Politics Magazine) – Olivia Blake is the MP of the Labor Party for Sheffield Hallam. She was elected to the Parliament in 2019 by winning the majority votes over the Liberal Democrats. Sheffield Hallam has spread out into the Peak District, but it is located on the West side of the City. It happens to be one of the most influential constituencies outside London and South East of England. Olivia is currently serving as a Shadow Spokesperson on Climate Change and Net Zero. If you are interested to know more about Olivia Blake, here is more information.
Bio & Early Life
Olivia Blake was born on March 10th, 1990. She is serving as a British labor politician and has now been elected as the MP for Sheffield Hallam at the general election in 2019. Olivia was born and brought up in Otley and is 32 years old currently. Otley happens to be a market town located in the North of Leeds, West Yorkshire. She got her early education at Prince Henry’s Grammar School. It is a local comprehensive school. After completing her schooling she started to study Biomedical Science at the University of Sheffield.
Olivia Blake is serving with the labor party since 2013. After one year she stood in the election for the Youth Representative. It was for the Labour’s National Executive Committee. However, in this election, she came second beating out many competitors. She started successful campaigns and introduced ‘one member one vote elections. This helped her win internal positions.
During this time she was getting a lot of support from the Labor Party’s left wing. In 2018, Olivia was elected to the Labour’s National Policy Forum. While this was the time when she was getting an endorsement from left-wing groups. These groups include Momentum and the Centre-Left Grassroots Alliance. She is the first woman to carry out her political duties with complete success. This is why many people applaud her for having good behavior.
Policies & Political Views
Olivia Blake is one of the most prominent members of the Socialist Campaign Group. The group is known as the left wing. It features the democratic socialist group of the Labor party members of the Parliament. All these members of the Parliament are in the House of Commons of the United Kingdom. During her successful years of political career Olivia was keen on supporting Transgender rights along with the LGBTQ community.
Moreover, she also supported Britain and the European Union. She was in favor of maintaining a good campaign for the potential second referendum on the issue. During her maiden speech in the Parliament, she supported the Sheffield Hallam constituency.
She claimed that they have a “very long history of social justice”. While it worked as the Robin Hood mythology points for the Yorkshire origin. According to Robin of Loxley, she wasn’t the first person to talk about the platform for distributing wealth.
Personal Life & Net Worth
Judith Black is the mother of Olivia Blake. She served as a Labor politician for the Leeds City Council from 2015 to 2021. Olivia is currently married to Lewis Dagnall. Her husband is a Sheffield City Councillor. However, she identifies herself as bisexual. Her estimated net worth is around $1 to $5 million. Olivia discussed her experience of having a miscarriage in 2020. She held a parliamentary debate on the Baby loss in 2020.
Moreover, she talked about supporting those women who get one or more miscarriages. This led to giving proper guidelines for the doctors at the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. At another time she discussed the importance of partners being together during pregnancy and birth. In 2021, she was criticized and threatened in Parliament.
Member of Parliament
Olivia Blake was selected as the Labor Party candidate in the Sheffield Hallam. In the 2019 general elections, she was once again elected as the Member of Parliament. After some time she nominated Rebecca Long-Bailey for the leadership election. In February 2020, she got elected as the Treasurer of the All-Party Parliamentary Group.
She was chosen for this position at the Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee in March 2020. During the pandemic, many hospitals were reporting the wrong number of patients. However, she took the right move to investigate the real number of patients.
In 2021, Olivia was appointed as the Shadow Minister for Nature, Water, and Flooding. During the shadow cabinet reshuffle, she started serving as the Shadow Minister for Climate Change. She resigned from her position in June 2022, citing the personal reasons and problems.