Gisela Stuart

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Gisela Stuart at the House of Commons, 30 October 2008, Chairing a Henry Jackson Society Event

Gisela Gschaider Stuart (born 26 November 1955) is a Labour Party member of Parliament for Birmingham Edgbaston and member of the Parliamentary Foreign Affairs Committee. She is a trustee of the neoconservative think-tank the Henry Jackson Society. [1]

In the 2015 general election Stuart was re-elected with a majority of 2,706. [2]

In March 2016 the German-born Stuart was named vice-chair of the anti-European Union campaign group Vote Leave, alongside Conservatives Michael Gove and former London mayor Boris Johnson.

In January 2018 Stuart joined the pro-Brexit think tank the Legatum Institute as chair of its 'effective government' programme. [3]

Memorable quotes

In October 2004 she became the only Labour MP to openly support the re-election of George W. Bush in that year's US Presidential election, arguing: 'you know where you stand with George and, in today's world, that's much better than rudderless leaders who drift with the prevailing wind.' [4]


References and Resources



  1. Charity Commission, The Henry Jackson Society for Democratic Geopolitics > Contact and trustees [Accessed 8 September 2010]
  2. Gisela Stuart Express, accessed 19 May 2015
  3. Legatum Institute, Gisela Stuart and Sir Oliver Letwin join the Legatum Institute as fellows, 15 January 2018
  4. Patrick Hennessy, Anti-Kerry remarks by Labour MP put Blair on the spot,, 31 October 2004.