Lisa Nandy

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Lisa Nandy MP for Wigan

Lisa Nandy has been the Labour Party MP for Wigan since 2010. She was appointed a shadow minister for education in 2013, and for the Cabinet Office later the same year.[1]

In the 2015 general election, Nandy was re-elected with a majority of 14,236. [2]

As of September 2015, Nandy has been appointed Shadow energy secretary. [3]

She is a granddaughter of Frank Byers, Liberal MP for North Dorset 1945-50.[4]

Leading Labour's lobbying overhaul

In September 2014 Nandy was involved in helping to oversee the Labour Party's plans to turn the Government’s limited lobbying register into something far bigger. Labour has already been clear that it will broaden out the lobbying register from the Government’s narrow focus on ‘consultant lobbyists’. They hope to add many more names and extra details on to the register so that lobbying transparency will be far more extensive. [5]

Some have seen this plan as a signal that Labour is keen to crack down on lobbyists, but Nandy suggests otherwise, saying that: 'I think it is fair to say that the vast majority of lobbyists are engaged in perfectly legitimate activity'. [5]

Nandy hopes to 'lead Labour down the road to lobbying transparency', saying 'why wouldn’t we make this information available in a 21st century democracy?'. Nandy and the Labour party feel that it is incredibly important to try and put public confidence back into the activity of lobbying and the industry. [5]

Contact

Parliamentary

  • Address: House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA
  • Telephone: 020 7219 7188
  • Fax: 020 7219 5152
  • Email: lisa.nandy.mp@parliament.uk

Constituency

  • Address: 2nd Floor, Wigan Investment Centre, Waterside Drive, Wigan, WN3 5BA
  • Telephone: 01942 242 047

Web & Social media

Notes

  1. Lisa Nandy, www.parliament.uk, accessed 17 November 2013.
  2. Lisa Nandy Express, accessed 18 May 2015
  3. Who's who in Corbyn's Shadow Cabinet BBC News, Accessed 16 September 2015
  4. Sarah Priddy, PIL: Current Members Related to Other Current or Former Members - Commons Library Standard Note, 13 September 2013.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 David SingletonLeading Labour's lobbying overhaul PublicAffairs News, 22 September 2014, accessed 9 March 2015