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 strongly against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Source
  • Voted very strongly for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Source
  • Voted moderately against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Source
  • Voted very strongly against reducing central government funding of local government Source
  • Voted moderately against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Source
  • Has never voted on paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Source
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Lucy Powell never rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Cabinet Office: Topical Questions 19 Nov 2014

    It is good to see the Deputy Prime Minister this morning talking up family friendly working, but what is the right hon. Gentleman doing to ensure best practice on family friendly across the civil service, in particular on access to high quality and high level part-time and flexible opportunities? Is it not about time that the Government showed leadership, instead of lecturing others on what...
  • Written Answers — Department of Health: NHS: Re-employment 7 Nov 2014

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many NHS staff have been made redundant and subsequently re-employed by NHS organisations on a (a) permanent and (b) fixed-term contract basis since May 2010.
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Regional Economies 4 Nov 2014

    I welcome yesterday’s announcement in Greater Manchester and put on record my gratitude to the leadership in Greater Manchester for their efforts. May I offer some advice to the Chancellor? If he wants to endear himself further to the voters of Manchester, he might consider the totality of his Government’s policies on the area. When will he consider going further in fiscal...

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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
  • Families
  • Working Hours
  • Pre-school Education

Currently held offices

  • Shadow Minister for the Cabinet Office

Other offices held in the past

  • 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)


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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 24 Nov 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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