Labour People in North Sheffield

Your Local Labour Party

North Sheffield covers the areas of Burngreave, Firth Park, Hillsborough, Shiregreen & Brightside and Southey - follow the links to find out more about the Labour Party in your area and for the contact details of your local Labour representatives and Councillors.

Gill Furniss - Your Labour MP





Telephone: 0114 234 9079


Office address: Shirecliffe Community Centre, 349 Shirecliffe Road, Sheffield, S5 8XJ.


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About Gill Furniss MP


My background:


  • My dad worked in the steel works and I was born right here in Sheffieldgillwebnew_crop.jpg
  • I left school at the age of 16 because at that time, people like me went to work, not to university. I worked as a library assistant here in our constituency.
  • My first job was in Firth Park Library at the age of 16 (as a library assistant). I also worked in the libraries in Parson Cross and Burngreave.
  • Over the years I worked at a building college in Shirecliffe, Sheffield College and in medical records at Northern General.
  • I was a Councillor for Southey ward in our constituency for many years.
  • Before I was an MP I was a councillor for 16 years. I served as a Cabinet Member for three years in charge of planning, regeneration, libraries, parks and waste management. I  served on the Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive, the Fire Rescue Authority, as Director of the Foxhill Forum and Director of Southey and Owlerton Regeneration Board.
  • For almost my entire working life I have been a shop steward (in NALGO, now part of Unison). I stood up for often low paid workers here at the height of the Thatcher government. 
  • I got a second chance in education, obtaining a degree as a mature student on day release from work.



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