Gisela has represented Birmingham Edgbaston since 1997. The constituency covers the City Council wards of Bartley Green, Edgbaston, Harborne and Quinton
She was educated in what was then West Germany where she served an apprenticeship in Bookselling. After Business Studies in Manchester she got a law degree from London University. Gisela ran the London Book Fair in the 1980s, and then became a lecturer. She did research into pension law at Birmingham University.
Contested the European elections in 1994
Member of Social Security select committee 1997-98
PPS to Paul Boateng [ Minister of State for the Home Office] 1998
Parliamentary under-secretary of state, Department of health 1999-2001
Member of Foreign Affairs Committee July 2001 – March 2010
Presidium Member and UK Parliamentary Representative on Convention for Future of Europe: Author of Fabian Pamphlet The Making of Europe’s Constitution
Chair of the All Parliamentary Group on International and Transatlantic Security
Member of the Defence Select Committee June 2010
Pensions (particularly provision for women)
Westminster Foundation for Democracy
Editor of ’The House Magazine’ parliament’s weekly political magazine
Life member of Organic Gardens, Ryton
Trustee of Henry Jackson Society
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