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|Member of Parliament |
Assumed office |
5 May 2005
|Preceded by||Win Griffiths|
27 March 1950|
Sunderland, County Durham, England
|Children||Dr David Moon|
|Alma mater||Keele University|
Madeleine Moon (born 27 March 1950) is a British Labour Party politician, who has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Bridgend since the 2005 general election, succeeding Win Griffiths, who retired from politics.
Born in North East England, Madeleine attended Whinney Hill Secondary Modern Girls' School (now part of Durham Johnston Comprehensive School) then Durham Girls' Grammar School (became the sixth form of Durham Gilesgate Sports College and Sixth Form Centre). She went to Madeley College of Education (later part of North Staffordshire Polytechnic), gaining a Cert Ed in 1971, then Keele University, where she gained a BEd in 1972. From University College, Cardiff she gained a CQSW and Diploma in Social Work (DipSW) in 1980.
She worked in social services for Mid Glamorgan County Council from 1980 to 1996, then for Swansea Council from 1996 to 2002.
She launched Crossroads (a charity that supports carers) in Porthcawl. She represented Bridgend Council on the Sports Council for Wales, on Tourism South and West Wales and was National Chair of the British Resorts Association from 1999 to 2001.
Moon has lived and worked around Bridgend for over 29 years, is a former mayor of Porthcawl and was a councillor for Porthcawl for 13 years. She was elected MP for the Bridgend constituency at the 2005 general election.
In 2007 and 2008, Moon received a higher public profile due to an increased number of suicides of young people in her constituency. She agreed with South Wales Police that the suicides are not connected but has been critical of media coverage.
Madeleine Moon has written and spoken extensively on prison reform and policing. In 2014 she called for the armed forces to overhaul their policies on investigating bullying.
The Daily Telegraph, which extensively covered MPs' expenses during the United Kingdom parliamentary expenses scandal, reported that Moon had claimed for furniture items bought near her primary residence in Wales; claims are allowed for her second home in London but not for her primary residence in Wales. She claims that the furniture, though bought in Wales, was indeed for her second home in London.
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
| Member of Parliament for Bridgend