Lisa Nandy

The Century's Challenge

Lisa Nandy | Posted 14.04.2016 | UK Politics
Lisa Nandy

With so many jobs reliant on oil and gas, particularly in the north east of Scotland and north east of England, the consequences of this shift on whole communities are huge. The UK's last deep coal mine closed in 2015 and in the last year alone 65,000 jobs were lost as reserves in the North Sea have become harder to exploit. There is even more at stake than this...

Question Time Audience Stunned By Awkward German War Jibe

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 18.02.2016 | UK

Question Time audience members were left fidgeting after a man used discussion about the upcoming EU referendum to make an awkward jibe about Germany'...

Labour Isn't Happy Fracking Under National Parks Was Just Approved

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 16.12.2015 | UK

MPs have approved proposals to allow fracking under national parks and other protected areas, prompting Labour to call for a moratorium on the controv...

'Patronising' Tory MP Accused Of Wanting The Poor To Starve In The Dark

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 06.02.2015 | UK Politics

A Tory MP stunned fellow parliamentarians after defending the benefits system that left a jobseeker with learning difficulties without food or electri...

Labour Will Put Charities Back at the Heart of Society

Lisa Nandy | Posted 11.02.2015 | UK Politics
Lisa Nandy

Throughout our history charities and other civil society groups have acted as a buffer between the individual and the state and consistently spoken truth to power. In challenging times this is a voice we badly need to hear. Let's put charities back at the heart of society, for real this time.

Ditch Clegg If You Want Lib-Lab Coalition, Says Shadow Minister

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons & Mehdi Hasan | Posted 17.11.2014 | UK Politics

It would be "impossible" for Labour to do a deal with the Liberal Democrats after the next election if Nick Clegg remained leader, a shadow minister h...

Mehdi Hasan

'Ed Miliband Is A Different Sort Of Politician' | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 17.11.2014 | UK Politics

A couple of years ago, on a wet weekday night in Wigan, the local Labour MP Lisa Nandy was traipsing through the streets urging residents to sign her...

The Lobbying Act Will Not Stand the Test of Time

Francis Ingham | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK Politics
Francis Ingham

Future governments will see this for what it is - a joke of an act, aimed at cleaning up political sleaze by deflecting the problem onto anyone but the house itself. We have an ignorantly narrow definition of lobbying, a register that will not cover 80% of lobbyists, and a scope so bizarrely narrow it could only be supported by those who haven't the faintest clue about lobbying.

The Story of the Lobbying Bill Shows Why So Many People Don't Believe in Politics

Lisa Nandy | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK Politics
Lisa Nandy

The controversial Lobbying Bill, which narrowly passed through the Lords on Tuesday, is now almost certain to become law. It's a bill about lobbyists, political campaigning regulation but it matters as much to the people I represent in Wigan as it does to the Westminster bubble because it tells a story of why so many people don't believe in politics.

Operating Under the Radar, the Government Body With an Unethical Stance

Lisa Nandy | Posted 27.01.2013 | UK Politics
Lisa Nandy

Today the findings of an Inquiry by the All Party Parliamentary Group on International Corporate Responsibility - a group I chair - will reveal that one UK government body has been able to operate under the radar, at times offering little regard to these concerns.

Attracting and Retaining Excellent Social Workers Depends on a Better Social Work System

Lisa Nandy | Posted 08.12.2012 | UK Politics
Lisa Nandy

Good relationships are crucial to children's lives and that very often the social worker is the critical adult in a vulnerable young person's life. Ensuring we have excellent, highly motivated people who are empowered to do better by children than they currently can is a priority.

Relationships Must Be at the Heart of the Child Protection System

Lisa Nandy | Posted 14.08.2012 | UK Politics
Lisa Nandy

Before I was elected to Parliament I spent nearly a decade working with and for some of the most vulnerable children in the country, who left me in no doubt that a good relationship with an adult they trusted mattered to them above all else.

Another Financial Crisis Is Inevitable Unless Government Takes Steps to Tackle Short-term Business Culture

Lisa Nandy | Posted 23.06.2012 | UK Politics
Lisa Nandy

There are not enough incentives in the UK's economy to reward business that chooses to take a responsible, sustainable and long-term approach. Similarly, there is a distinct lack of disincentives to deter businesses from irresponsible choices.

Schools' Academy Bids Cost £18.6m

PA | Posted 22.12.2011 | UK Universities & Education

The Government has handed over more than £18.6 million to schools to help them turn into academies, figures show. Union leaders said it was a "was...

Everyday a Proportion of the Population are Excluded From Activities the Rest Take for Granted

Lisa Nandy | Posted 13.12.2011 | UK Politics
Lisa Nandy

Nearly 16 years after the landmark Disability Discrimination Act gave hope to people with disabilities up and down the country, my disabled constituents still cannot travel to work, shop or see friends without risking indignity, humiliation and abuse.

Justice Secretary Clarke Denies Access to Justice for Victims of Corporate Abuse

Lisa Nandy | Posted 21.11.2011 | UK Politics
Lisa Nandy

In questions to the Justice Secretary last week, Ken Clarke accused the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination of being 'disingenuous' for claiming that his proposals would make it more difficult for victims of human rights abuse by British-based multi-nationals to gain access to justice.