Kate Hollern MP
"It is an Honour to represent Blackburn in Parliament - I made the town my home over 40 years ago and I brought my daughters up here. I undertake regular surgeries across town and my team are available to help residents throughout the year" Kate Hollern MP
Kate Hollern was selected as the Prospective Parliamentary candidate for Blackburn at a meeting of all Party members on 30 March 2014. Kate was first elected as the Labour MP to represent Blackburn in May 2015 and was re-elected in June 2017 and December 2019. She has called Lancashire home for over 40 years and has a political career spanning 20 years.
Before entering parliament Kate was the Leader of the Labour Group on Blackburn & Darwen Borough Council and leader of the Council from 2004-2007 and 2010 until 2015. Kate has played an important political leadership role at both a regional & national level and is honoured to be able to represent Blackburn residents in parliament.
Kate has two daughters Donna and Katrina and three grand-daughters and she lives locally in Blackburn. For many years she was the work study manager at a local shoe factory before becoming Contracts Manager at the local college.
Kate has direct personal experience of the difficulties that local families face and her priorities include creating and sustaining jobs, improving the local economy and promoting active engagement with all sections of the Community. Kate is a fervent supporter of the NHS and opposes vehemently the privatisation of services.