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Members Of Parliament in Stretford, Manchester, Greater Manchester

MPs: Kate Green MP; Steven Woolfe MEP;

Stretford and Urmston (House of Commons)

Ms Kate Green MP (Labour)

Surgery: Stretford and Urmston Labour Party
The Morris Hall
9 Atkinson Road
M41 9AD

Surgery Tel: 0161 749 9120

MP Since - 2010 Majority - 8,935 Born - 02/05/1960 (Edinburgh). Divorced.
Education - Currie High School. University of Edinburgh (LLB 1982).

Previous Occupation - Various role at Barclays Bank (1982-97). Whitehall and Industry Group secondee to Home Office (1997-99). Director of the National Council for One Parent Families (now Gingerbread) (2000-04). Chief Executive of the Child Poverty Action Group (2004-09).

Personal Overview - Held this safe seat for Labour in 2010 after the decision of former MP Beverley Hughes to stand down. Was motivated to enter politics by perceived negative policy effects on some industries, jobs and communities from the changes made by the 1980s Thatcher Government. Is likely to have a strong interest in social issues and poverty as a former member and Chair of the London Child Poverty Commission (2009). She has campaigned for better services to support parents and children including Sure Start, childcare and tax credits to boost family incomes. Is also likely to have policy experience in Westminster through having been a member of the National Employment Panel, giving Ministers advice on the New Deal, labour market policy and on policies to assist more parents in getting paid work. Her political interests are also likely to include crime, anti-social behaviour and public services.

Political History - Member of the Labour Party since 1990. GLA candidate for West London (2000). General Election candidate for Cities of London and Westminster (1997). MP Stretford and Urmston (2010-). Member of the Work & Pensions Select Committee (2010-11). Shadow Minister for Equalities (2011-13). Shadow Minister for Work and Pensions (Disabilities) (2013-).

Characteristics - Served as a magistrate (1994-2009). Member of the National Employment Panel (2001-08). Has been a Trustee of the Institute for Fiscal Studies, the Friends Provident Foundation, the Family and Parenting Institute, The Avenues Youth Project and End Child Poverty. Member of the Fabian Society, CPAG and the Fawcett Society. Member of GMB and Unite Unions.

Business Tel: 020 7219 3000


My blog

Interests: Family Issues,Poverty,Anti-Social Behaviour,Social Issues,Law & Order,Education & Training,Health,Employment,Youth Issues

Commitee membership
  • Adoption and Fostering Group (Member)
  • Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Group (Member)
  • Autism Group (Member)
  • Body Image Group (Member)
  • Children Group (Member)
  • Continence Care Group (Member)
  • Debt and Personal Finance Group (Member)
  • Democracy in Bahrain Group (Member)
  • Disability Group (Member)
  • Financial Education for Young People Group (Member)
  • Further Education, Skills and Lifelong Learning Group (Member)
  • Female Genital Mutilation Group (Member)
  • Global Education for All Group (Member)
  • All-Party Parliamentary Group for Housing in the North (Member)
  • Legal Aid Group (Member)
  • Life Transitions Group (Member)
  • Looked after Children and Care Leavers Group (Member)
  • Migration Group (Vice Chairman)
  • National Citizen Service and Volunteering Group (Member)
  • Penal Affairs Group (Member)
  • Poverty Group (Chairman)
  • Race and Community Group (Member)
  • Rail in the North Group (Member)
  • Retail Group (Vice Chairman)
  • School Food Group (Member)
  • Sure Start Children's Centres Group (Member)
  • United Nations Women Group (Member)
  • Women in the Penal System Group (Vice Chairman)
  • Youth Affairs Group (Member)


North West (European Parliament)

Mr Steven Woolfe MEP (UKIP)

MEP Since - 2014. Born - 19. Married, 1 daughter.
Education - St Bernards Roman Catholic school. St Bede's Roman Catholic Independent College. Aberystwyth University (Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.). Inns of Court School of Law.
Previous Occupation - Barrister, Chambers in Inner Temple (1992-1996). Legal And Compliance Analyst at UBS (1996-1997). Counsel at Taylor Wessing (November 1997-November 1999). Counsel, DLA Piper (October 1999-September 2000). Deputy Head of Compliance, Standard Bank (September 2003-August 2004). Senior Compliance Consultant & Partner, Aurelius Compliance Consultants (September 2000-February 2007). General Counsel, Boyer Allan Investment Management LLP (February 2006-March 2012). General Counsel Consultant, MercuryJove Advisers (May 2012-2014). Legal and Regulatory Consultant to financial institutions.

Personal Overview - He was born in Moss Side, Manchester and grew up in the suburban area of Burnage. From a legal background, having won a scholarship to St Bede's Roman Catholic Independent College he then studied law at university. He was a Barrister and worked as a Lawyer in the City of London before becoming a general counsel for hedge fund managers and acting as a legal and regulatory consultant to financial institutions. With his career experience in Legal and Financial matters it is not surprising that he has been the party spokesman on Financial Services, where he has debated the impact of EU financial regulations on the UK on a number of political TV and Radio programmes.

Political History - UKIP Financial Services Spokesman (2010-13). MEP North West Region (2014-). Member of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs (2014-).

Other Information - He was University Law Debating Champion (1990) and reached the Quarter Finals of the World Debating Championship (Glasgow) (1990).

Intergroups - N/a.

Business Tel: +32(0)2 28 45115


My blog

Interests: Business & Finance,Law & Order

Commitee membership
  • Economic & Monetary Affairs (Member)


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