About Caroline Flint
Caroline Flint, Member of Parliament for Don Valley since 1997, lives near her constituency, in Sprotbrough village, with her husband Phil Cole. They have three children, now adults.
In July, their dog, Joey, an RSPCA rescue dog, died. Said Caroline: "Getting Joey was one of the best decisions we ever made." To find out more about adopting a rescue pet, contact the RSPCA.
On 7 October 2011, Caroline was promoted to the post of Shadow Secretary of State for Energy & Climate Change, in Ed Miliband's Shadow Cabinet.
In October 2010, Caroline was elected to Labour's Shadow Cabinet and was subsequently apppointed as Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government by Labour Leader Ed Miliband.
From January - October 2008, Caroline Flint was appointed to the post of Minister for Housing. As Housing Minister, Caroline's achievements included: a £1billion housing package, new shared ownership and shared equity schemes to help first time buyers and a mortgage rescue scheme. She also shortlisted 15 locations for future eco-towns - the future of low carbon living in Britain.
From 2005-2007 Caroline was Minister for Public Health, first as Parliamentary Under Secretary and then as Minister of State.
Her first Ministerial appointment, in 2003, was as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Home Office, before being moved to the Department of Health in 2005.
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