Angela Rayner, born in Stockport in 1980, Angela Rayner is Shadow First Secretary of State and Deputy Leader of the Labour Party. Before entering politics, Rayner was a Trade Union officer with UNISON and a care worker. Rayner left school at 16 without qualifications after falling pregnant. She has since revealed that she also cared for her severely depressed mother at this time. Rayner regularly refers to her working-class background and how it influences her politics.



In 2015, Angela Rayner became the first woman MP in the 180-year history of her Ashton-under-Lyne constituency. She was soon promoted to the shadow whip’s office by the new Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn and then went on to hold the position of Shadow Pensions Minister, before becoming a member of the Shadow Cabinet as Shadow Secretary of State for Education.

In March 2020, Angela was elected as Deputy Leader of the Labour Party. Angela is also Shadow First Secretary of State, Shadow Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Shadow Secretary of State for the Future of Work.



Angela Rayner Parents: Meet Angela Rayner Family

Angela Rayner’s parents are her mother, Lynn Bowen, and her father, whose identity has not been disclosed yet. Angela discussed her difficult early years caring for her critically sick mother, disclosing that she had to have her sectioned to keep her from self-harming.

The deputy presidential front-runner talked about feeding and cleaning his mother Lynn Bowen when she was suffering from severe depression, admitting it worried her.

Her mom, Lynn Bowen expressed her delight in her 39-year-old Ashton-under-Lyne MP daughter as she honestly described her fight with mental illness, which left her in a “very dark place” and dependant on her young daughter.

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