Lucy is the Labour and Cooperative MP for Manchester Central and Shadow Secretary of State for Housing. She leads on Labour’s housing policy, developing Labour’s approach to tackling the housing emergency, engaging with the public and stakeholders to put safe, secure, affordable housing for all high on the political agenda. Previously, she was Shadow Minister for Business and Consumers. Working alongside Shadow Business Secretary Ed Miliband MP, Lucy lead on Labour’s relations with business. Following the 2019 General election, Lucy was one of the Commissioners on the Labour Together Review into the election result.
She was elected in a by-election on November 15th 2012, becoming the first female Labour MP to represent a Manchester constituency and has campaigned on a range of housing issues through her time in Parliament, including on the cladding and building safety crisis, leasehold issues, and landlord licensing.