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Lucy Powell MP - Manchester Central

"I am really proud to have been elected as the MP for Manchester Central in November 2012."

I know that a lot of people in my constituency have problems which they need help with and I promise to work hard on behalf of my constituents to try to resolve them if it is my power. If you are having problems then please get in touch with me using the Contact section of my website.

Parliament can often seem remote to a lot of people and so I think that it is really important for MPs to try to engage with their constituents as much as possible. I will use this website to keep people updated with news about my work in the Constituency and in Parliament. I also put together a regular Newsletter with information about my work and campaigns so please sign up if you are interested.

Best wishes

Lucy Powell

Manchester Evening News Column: We need more women in politics

First printed: www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/news-opinion/women-politics-lucy-powell--7478944   Women in politics is high on the agenda this week after David Cameron's reshuffle which his own spin doctors rather unfortunately dubbed a ‘catwalk reshuffle’. More women ministers is a welcome development but with just half as many women in his cabinet as Tony Blair did seven years ago, the PM still has some catching up to do. While I’m proud that my party, Labour, has by far the highest proportion of female MPs (33 per cent, compared with 15pc for the Conservatives and 12pc for the Lib Dems) the fact remains that there still aren’t enough women in politics, just under a quarter of all MPs are women. This... Read More


Tackling Cameron's Childcare Crunch - Labour's Plans Boost Family Finances and the Economy
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Lucy responds to latest figures which show Arriva missed targets for getting people to hospital on time every month for a year
Lucy responded to fresh figures which show that Arriva have missed their target for getting patients...

Lucy welcomes Labour’s pledge to tackle the cost of renting
Lucy has welcomed Ed Miliband’s announcement that the next Labour government will introduce sw...