Lucy Powell

MP, Manchester Central

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Manchester Central Labour

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How Lucy Powell voted
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  • Voted very strongly against reducing central government funding of local governmentDetails
  • Has never voted on paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disabilityDetails
  • Voted strongly against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax")Details
  • Voted very strongly against increasing the rate of VATDetails
  • Voted strongly against a reduction in spending on welfare benefitsDetails
  • Voted very strongly for raising welfare benefits at least in line with pricesDetails

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Lucy Powell never rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Child Care 21 Jul 2014

    I, too, welcome the new Secretary of State to her position today. May I take it from the fact that she is answering the questions that she is now the child care Minister as well as Secretary of State and that despite her expanding ministerial team she has taken on those responsibilities? I am all for flexi-working, but given the challenge our country faces with its child care system I hope...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Health: General Practice 15 Jul 2014

    Let me reassure the Secretary of State that Opposition Members are pleased to see him still in his post today, but if I were him, I would not take that as a compliment. On GP access, what is he actually doing? Survey after survey shows that patient satisfaction with access to their GP is getting worse and worse. That has been borne out in my constituency surgery in a significant number of...
  • Written Answers — Education: Children: Day Care 15 Jul 2014

    To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many meetings the Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Childcare and Early Years has had with parents of disabled children about improving access, affordability and quality of childcare for disabled children since he was appointed.

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Labour MP for Manchester Central

Entered House of Commons on 16 November 2012 — Byelection

Topics of interest

  • Education
  • Treasury
  • Health
  • Culture Media and Sport
  • Business
  • Innovation and Skills
  • Children: Day Care
  • Nurseries
  • Working Hours
  • Private Sector
  • Pre-school Education

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Transport Committee (26 Nov 2012 to 4 Nov 2013)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 2 Jun 2014.

4. Sponsorships
(a) Donations to my constituency party or association, which have been or will be reported by the party to the Electoral Commission:
(a) Name of donor: Unite the Union
(a) Address of donor: Unite House, 128 Theobalds Road, London WC1X 8TN
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £3,000
(a) Donor status: trade union
(a) (Registered 15 April 2014)
(a) Name of donor: The Co-operative Party
(a) Address of donor: 77 Weston Street, London SE1 3SD
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £1,520
(a) Donor status: registered party
(a) (Registered 16 April 2014)
9. Shareholdings
Shareholder and unremunerated director of company New Road Management which owns the freehold of 6 flats on Camberwell New Road, London. (Registered 13 December 2012)

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