Lucy is happy to support Girls Out Loud and the work they do to inspire and empower teenage girls in the UK and beyond. You can read her response on the Political Advocates section of their website:
I am the Labour and Cooperative MP for Manchester Central and Shadow Secretary of State for Education. I was elected in a by-election on November 15th 2012 and was the first female Labour MP to represent a Manchester constituency.
What do you wish that you had known at 16 that you know for sure today?
That one day I would be an MP!
What is the best piece of advice you have ever been given?
There is a phrase which my mum used a lot which is ‘ those who do nowt, do nowt wrong’ and I think this is perfect advice – both for politics and for life in general. It’s really important not to be afraid to make mistakes in life.
Who is your role model? Or who do you admire and why?
I was always inspired by the legacies of female Labour MPs who have made a difference like Mo Mowlam. Mo is somebody who really inspired me early in my political career by being a principled and determined woman who was able to have a massive impact on UK politics and left a legacy in her work on the Northern Ireland peace process.