Anne was elected to Parliament in 2005, and re-elected in 2010, 2015 and 2017.
As St Albans' MP, she has developed a reputation as a tenacious local campaigner who is a fierce advocate for the St Albans constituency. She is a passionate campaigner on local issues such as the proposed Park Street rail freight terminal, Luton airport noise and rail passenger services for her constituents.
A strident supporter of local schools, volunteering services and health care facilities in St Albans, Anne works hard to represent the interests of local shops and pubs and has campaigned for a fairer business rates system.
In Parliament Anne has been chair of the APPG on Bangladesh since 2009 and campaigns passionately for the interests of British Bangladeshis here in the UK and for the people of Bangladesh. Anne has also been leading the campaign to support the Rohingya refugees currently living in southern Bangladesh.
Anne has led many social action visits to Bangladesh with other MPs during her time in Parliament. The groups fundraise and help charities, hospitals and schools in the country. She also leads on environmental issues in parliament and established the APPG on the prevention of plastic waste.
Born in 1957 in Cardiff, Anne graduated with a BA in English from Swansea University and later a postgraduate certificate in Education from Sheffield University.
In 1978 Anne and Stephen married, and three children, Nick, Claire and Jennifer, followed. Stephen sadly died of cancer, aged 34. In 1995 Anne married Andrew, an IT Director, and she has since had a fourth child, a son called Alexander.
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