Early Life Edit
Charlotte Fairfax was born in Port Sunlight, Wirral to a retired publican, Robert Fairfax (deceased) and his wife Sarah Maxwell. The youngest of 6 children, she was educated at Wirral Grammar School for Girls in Bebington and went on to study History at Newcastle University. After obtaining a Bachelor's Degree, Fairfax became a teacher in Birkenhead before serving as a Head Teacher in Chesterfield. After a spell as a parliamentary researcher for Harold Neal, she was elected MP for Bolsover in 1970. She has been married twice with her first marriage ending in divorce.
She has one son, Alastair, and 3 grandchildren.
Parliamentary Career Edit
Originally elected to represent the constituency of Bolsover in the 1970 General Election, Fairfax was appointed Shadow Secretary of State for Energy in March 1981 by Richard Chapman.
Subsequently she was moved to shadow the Department of Social Security in April 1981. With the election of JP Kepplin as leader, Fairfax was again moved to the position of Shadow Employment Secretary in August 1981.
Fairfax is also a very active member of the Labour Friends of Israel.
In November 1981, Charlotte partially achieved her political objective. Under JP Kepplin she was appointed Shadow Foreign Secretary. In the long term Charlie wants to be Foreign Secretary for a Labour Government. However for personal reasons, a year later she resigned as Shadow Foreign Secretary.