Lucy Powell

MP, Manchester Central

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Manchester Central Labour/Co-operative

Lucy Powell campaigned to remain in the European Union

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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.

  • Consistently voted for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Show votes
  • Consistently voted against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
  • Consistently voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
  • Generally voted against increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
  • Almost always voted against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
  • Almost always voted for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes

We have lots more plain English analysis of Lucy Powell’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Lucy Powell’s full vote analysis page for more.

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

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department for Education: Pre-school Education: Disadvantaged 21 Oct 2016

    To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and what proportion of disadvantaged two year-olds take up the free 15 hours of early education in each type of setting; and what evidence her Department has gathered on the effect of that offer on the developmental gap between disadvantaged two year-olds and their peers and (b) the comparative effect of that early education being...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements 19 Oct 2016

    Just one in every 1,000 pupils is a child on free school meals in a grammar school. Does the Prime Minister agree that that tiny number is a flimsy evidence base on which to create a new national schools policy? Would it not be better for her to look at the real evidence base and at how to reduce inequality in education?
  • Written Answers — Department for Education: Teachers: Training 19 Oct 2016

    To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will take steps to include training on selective mutism and other speech, language and communication needs in initial teacher training.

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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


Topics of interest

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

Other offices held in the past

  • 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)


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More about this

  • Has spoken in 15 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs. See all Lucy Powell’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 42 written questions in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 61.95% 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.
  • 120 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Lucy Powell’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 59 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 17 Oct 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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