Lucy Powell

Shadow Secretary of State for Housing

Labour/Co-operative MP for Manchester Central


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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.

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Recent appearances

  • [Christina Rees in the Chair] 14 Sep 2021

    It is a real pleasure to serve under your chairpersonship today, Ms Rees. I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Hammersmith (Andy Slaughter) on securing this important and timely debate. As ever, he gave an excellent, knowledgeable, forensic and right speech. We heard some other excellent contributions. The hon. Member for Crewe and Nantwich (Dr Mullan) made some important points,...
  • [Christina Rees in the Chair] 14 Sep 2021

    Absolutely. As I will come on to say, the Government’s handling of the crisis has been characterised by delay, a lack of clarity and uncertainty. I also want to put on the record my thanks to my hon. Friend the Member for Hammersmith for his campaigning on fire safety in social housing blocks. He has campaigned tirelessly for many years—before the tragedy at Grenfell Tower and following...
  • [Christina Rees in the Chair] 14 Sep 2021

    Absolutely. I was going to mention that later in my speech, but I will say it now. Evacuation plans for disabled people are pretty poor in most cases, leaving them especially vulnerable, as others have said. At the moment, there is an absence of clear and reasonable guidance, process and professionally indemnified experts. The result is that people are standing back and letting others pay the...

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Labour/Co-operative MP for Manchester Central

Entered the House of Commons on 16 November 2012 — Byelection

Party was Labour until 30 Mar 2015

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Topics of interest

Lucy Powell campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Department for Education
  • Treasury
  • Education
  • Department for Business
  • Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • Cabinet Office
  • Children: Day Care
  • Pre-school Education
  • Pre-school Education: Finance
  • Nurseries
  • Employment Agencies

Currently held offices

  • Shadow Secretary of State for Housing (since 9 May 2021)

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow Minister (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (10 Apr 2020 to 9 May 2021)
  • Member, Education Committee (2 Mar 2020 to 11 May 2020)
  • Member, Education Committee (11 Sep 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Education (14 Sep 2015 to 26 Jun 2016)
  • 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)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 20 Sep 2021.

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
One sixth shareholder of company New Road Management, a property management company. (Registered 13 December 2012; updated 02 June 2015 and 13 May 2021)

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