Frank Field

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Frank Field

Frank Field has been the Labour Party MP for Birkenhead since 1979.[1] He is also a member of the advisory council for the Centre for Social Justice.[2]

Field retained his seat in the 2015 general election, gaining a majority of 20,652 and 70 per cent of the vote. [3]

He was elected co-chair of the Commons select committee on Science and Technology in June 2015. [4]

Anti-abortion campaign

In 2011 Field campaigned with Conservative MP Nadine Dorries and anti-abortion lobbyists to create a counselling service that they hoped would cut UK abortions by 60,000 a year. These views were condemned by the British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS) and Marie Stopes who argued that 'another layer of counselling could cause distress by delaying access to abortions'.[5]


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  1. Biography, Frank Field - Your MP for Birkenhead, accessed 16 February 2010.
  2. Advisory Council, Frank Field, Centre for Social Justice, Accessed 02-September-2012
  3. Wirral General Election results 2015: Merseyside's only Tory Esther McVey vows to return to politics after defeat Liverpool Echo, 8 May 2015, accessed 21 May 2015
  4. Winning candidates for select committee Chairs announced,, 18 June 2015
  5. Polly Curtis, Ministers back anti-abortion lobby reforms, The Guardian, 28-August-2011, Accessed 2-September-2012