Member of Parliament for Don Valley
Caroline Flint was elected for the sixth time to serve as Member of Parliament for Don Valley, a seat she has represented for twenty years, on 8 June 2017. Caroline was elected with a majority of 5,169.
Caroline Flint lives in Doncaster with her husband Phil Cole. They have three children, now adults. Her children all went to school in Doncaster.
Caroline has been a member of the Labour party since 1979. She is one of Labour's best known parliamentarians and frequently appears on current affairs programmes. After Labour's defeat in the general election in May 2015, Caroline unsuccessfully contested the post of Deputy Leader.
In November 2017, Caroline became a member of Parliament's Intelligence and Security Committee. She is the only woman member.
Caroline Flint is a member of the Commons Public Accounts Committee, described as Parliament’s most powerful select committee.
In 2016, she secured the only non-Government amendment to the Finance Bill 2016, passing a landmark amendment on multinational tax transparency.
In September 2015, Caroline returned to the backbenches after five years in Labour’s Shadow Cabinet. In November 2015 Caroline was elected to serve on the Commons Public Account Committee.
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