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Stretford and Urmston (House of Commons)
Ms Kate Green MP (Labour)
Surgery: Stretford and Urmston Labour Party
The Morris Hall
9 Atkinson Road
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
Interests: Family Issues,Poverty,Anti-Social Behaviour,Social Issues,Law & Order,Education & Training,Health,Employment,Youth Issues
- 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 Paul Nuttall MEP (UK Independence)
MEP Since - 2009 Born - 1977. Married.
Education - Savio High School. Hugh Baird College. North Lincolnshire College (HND Sport Science) Edge Hill University BA (Hons) History. Liverpool Hope University, MA History. City and Guilds 7307 Teaching Qualification. Certificate in Education. Liverpool Hope University, PhD History (Pending).
Previous Occupation - History Lecturer at Hugh Baird College (2002-06). Lecturer in History at Liverpool Hope University (2003-06). European Parliamentary Assistant and Political Advisor to John Whittaker MEP (2006-08).
Personal Overview - Effectively replaced former UKIP MEP John Whittaker at the 2009 European Elections who he had worked for as an assistant at the Parliament for several years. Has an academic background as a lecturer in the Merseyside area. Politically, he has achieved relatively rapid promotion within the party in recent years, becoming Party Chairman in 2008. In terms of European politics, he has gained experience through his work for John Whittaker MEP, he has also acted as a political consultant to Godfrey Bloom MEP and has been Editor of the Bulletin from Brussels Magazine. As well as opposing Britain's membership of the European Union, his political interests include campaigning against political correctness as well as campaigning to save post offices and British pubs.
Political History - Joined UKIP (2004). General Election candidate for Bootle (2005). Candidate for Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council (2006,07,08). Chairman of South Sefton UKIP Branch (2005-2006). Secretary of Young Independence (2008-). Political Consultant to Godfrey
Bloom MEP (2008-09). Chairman of UKIP (2008-). MEP North West Region (2009-). Member of the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (2009-). Substitute member of the Committee on Culture and Education (2009-11).
Other Information - Member of the Executive Council of the United Commonwealth Society (2007-). Member of the Campaign Against Political Correctness (2006-). Member of the Freedom Association.
Intergroups - N/a.
Interests: Saving Post Offices from closure,Campaigning against Political Correctness
- Environment, Public Health & Food Safety (Member)
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