Lucy Powell

Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons

Labour/Co-operative MP for Manchester Central

@LucyMPowell https://facebook.com/lucy4mcr

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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

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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 Digital
  • Culture
  • Media and Sport
  • Department for Business
  • Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • Children: Day Care
  • Pre-school Education
  • Pre-school Education: Finance
  • Nurseries
  • Employment Agencies

Currently held offices

  • Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons (since 5 Jul 2024)
  • Member, House of Commons Commission (since 4 Sep 2023)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (18 Oct 2023 to 30 May 2024)
  • Member, Restoration and Renewal Client Board Committee ( 5 Sep 2023 to 30 May 2024)
  • Member, Members Estimate Committee ( 4 Sep 2023 to 30 May 2024)
  • Member, Restoration and Renewal Programme Board Committee ( 4 Sep 2023 to 30 May 2024)
  • Shadow Leader of the House of Commons ( 4 Sep 2023 to 30 May 2024)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (29 Nov 2021 to 4 Sep 2023)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Housing (19 Sep 2021 to 29 Nov 2021)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Housing ( 9 May 2021 to 19 Sep 2021)
  • 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)

Recent appearances

  • Valedictory Debate 24 May 2024

    Let me say again, as I have already this week, how much admiration I have for Madam Deputy Speaker, the right hon. Member for Epping Forest (Dame Eleanor Laing), and the other Madam Deputy Speaker, the right hon. Member for Doncaster Central (Dame Rosie Winterton). They are both marvellous, inspiring, incredibly stylish women. Parliament, and the parliamentary hairdressers, will be all the...
  • Business of the House 23 May 2024

    I thank the Comptroller of His Majesty’s Household for delivering that beautifully read business statement, and for the advance copy of it. I am sure it will aid Members to plan their business over the coming days.
  • Business of the House 23 May 2024

    I start by expressing to the hon. Member for South Thanet (Craig Mackinlay) my huge admiration for his return here after his unimaginable and life-changing illness. As he joked, he broke all the rules and we were only too happy to reciprocate, with the whole House giving him a standing ovation. It was a fitting and moving moment. Cheekily, may I also take this opportunity to congratulate my...

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