Lucy Powell

Shadow Minister (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)

Labour/Co-operative MP for Manchester Central


Autonomy for Schools

There have been votes in Parliament on giving greater autonomy for schools, including on if more schools should be able to obtain the financial and managerial freedom from local authority control associated with "academy" status, and the degree of freedom schools ought have in relation to admissions policies.

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Lucy Powell voted against greater autonomy for schools

TheyWorkForYou has automatically calculated this MP’s stance based on all of their votes on the topic. You can browse the source data on

All votes about greater autonomy for schools:

  • On 29 Jan 2014: Lucy Powell was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Qualified Teacher Status Show vote
  • On 30 Oct 2013: Lucy Powell voted to require state school teachers to have, or be working towards, qualified teacher status. Show vote

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