Assistant Government Whip
Eddie Hughes was born in Birmingham. The son of a bus driver, he went to school in north Birmingham before studying Civil Engineering at the University of Glamorgan.
Eddie’s primary focus is to deliver on the EU referendum result in which 68% of Walsall people voted to leave the European Union. Eddie is determined to deliver a ‘Brexit’ that works for all people in Bloxwich and Willenhall; protecting and creating new jobs across Walsall.
Crime is another campaign priority for Eddie. Anti-social behaviour remains problematic and unprioritised by the Labour-run Council.
Prior to being elected as the Member of Parliament for Walsall North, Eddie was the deputy chief executive of a local charity which provides accommodation for young people and is a trustee of the Walsall Wood Allotment Charity, which helps people in financial need.
Eddie has been a Walsall councillor since 1999, and has held several positions on the council including the decision-making cabinet, chairman of Children’s Services Scrutiny and Audit committees. He has also served on the West Midlands Police Authority and is Chairman of Walsall Housing Group.
Eddie lives in Walsall, is married and has two grown up children.