Lucy Powell

Shadow Minister (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)

Labour/Co-operative MP for Manchester Central


Legal Aid

There have been votes in Parliament on the subject of eligibility for legal aid. Matters which have been voted on include means testing, if aid should be generally restricted to those residing in the UK, and which legal services should be funded by legal aid.

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Lucy Powell voted a mixture of for and against restricting the scope of legal aid

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 restricting the scope of legal aid:

  • On 9 Jul 2014: Lucy Powell voted against a residence test as an eligibility criteria for civil legal aid; subject to exceptions for refugees and those who have sought asylum. Show vote
  • On 22 Jan 2014: Lucy Powell voted against legal aid only being provided in cases assessed to have a greater than "borderline" chance of success. Show vote
  • On 5 Dec 2012: Lucy Powell voted not to extend legal aid to certain welfare appeals and certain international child benefit recovery cases. Show vote
  • On 5 Dec 2012: Lucy Powell voted against proposed criteria for determining if legal aid is to be awarded in particular circumstances. Show vote

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