Lucy Powell

MP, Manchester Central

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Manchester Central Labour/Co-operative

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Lucy Powell’s voting in Parliament

Lucy Powell is a Labour/Co-operative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour/Co-operative MPs.

This is a selection of Lucy Powell’s votes.

  • Generally voted for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
  • Generally voted against reducing central government funding of local government Show votes
  • Generally voted for a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Show votes
  • Almost always voted against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
  • Consistently voted for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
  • Consistently voted against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes

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Lucy Powell has occasionally rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Debate on the Address: Education, Skills and Training 25 May 2016

    This is the climbdown Queen’s Speech or the “as much as we can muster together” Queen’s Speech. It is a Queen’s Speech so fearful of its own destiny—or should I say demise?—that it seeks hardly any powers at all. Nowhere is that more stark than in its flimsy offerings on education and skills. The Prime Minister said only a few weeks ago that...
  • Debate on the Address: Education, Skills and Training 25 May 2016

    I absolutely agree with my hon. Friend’s excellent point. The shortage of teachers is the biggest issue facing education today, and the Government have only recently begun to acknowledge that there is a problem. Cuts to further education will make the Government’s agenda more difficult. As the Chair of the Science and Technology Committee pointed out, STEM subjects are critical if...
  • Debate on the Address: Education, Skills and Training 25 May 2016

    The right hon. Lady shakes her head, but that is the reality on the ground. I could give her a number of examples of that happening in every part of the country. The Government could have ensured a robust and consistent testing and assessment framework. Instead, we have seen chaos and confusion—calamity after calamity on SATs with baseline testing being abandoned, and new and radically...

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Profile

Labour/Co-operative MP for Manchester Central

Entered the House of Commons on 16 November 2012 — Byelection

Party was Labour until 30 Mar 2015

Topics of interest

  • Education
  • Department for Education
  • Treasury
  • Cabinet Office
  • Health
  • Children: Day Care
  • Employment Agencies
  • Nurseries
  • Families
  • Staff

Currently held offices

  • Shadow Secretary of State for Education (since 14 Sep 2015)

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow Minister for the Cabinet Office (5 Nov 2014 to 14 Sep 2015)
  • Shadow Minister (Education) (7 Oct 2013 to 5 Nov 2014)
  • Member, Transport Committee (26 Nov 2012 to 4 Nov 2013)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Numerology

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  • Has spoken in 14 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs. See all Lucy Powell’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 68 written questions in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 62.07% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 2 annotations on this MP’s speeches — average amongst MPs.
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 115 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Lucy Powell’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 57 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 6 Jun 2016.

3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: ITV plc
Address of donor: The London Television Centre, Upper Ground, London SE1 9LT

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: two tickets to a match during the Rugby World Cup in my capacity as local MP; £875 per ticket (including hospitality), total £1,750

Date received: 10 October 2015

Date accepted: 10 October 2015

Donor status: company, registration no 4967001

(Registered 14 January 2016)
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
Since June 2015, I rent out a room in my London flat: (i) and (ii). (Registered 04 September 2015)
7. (i) Shareholdings: over 15% of issued share capital
Shareholder and unremunerated director of company New Road Management which owns the freehold of 6 flats on Camberwell New Road, London, in one of which I live. (Registered 13 December 2012; updated 2 June 2015)

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