Northern Economic Summit
- 09:30 - 16:45
- The Studio, Manchester
Lisa Nandy was elected as the Member of Parliament for Wigan in May 2010, recently retaining her seat in the 2017 General Election with 29,575 votes - translating to a 62.2% majority of the electorate.
Lisa graduated from Newcastle University in 2001 with a BA (Hons) degree in Politics before obtaining an MA in Public Policy from Birkbeck College, University of London; and went on to work for the Labour member of parliament Neil Gerrard MP whilst serving as a local councillor for the Hammersmith Broadway ward. From 2003-2005 she worked for the youth homelessness charity Centrepoint and later spent five years at The Children's Society, working with some of the most disadvantaged children in the country.
In 2010 Lisa was elected by her Parliamentary colleagues to serve on the Education Select Committee and in 2012 was appointed shadow Children’s Minister by Ed Miliband, before becoming the Shadow Minister for Civil Society in 2013. Between September 2015 and June 2016, Lisa served as Shadow Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change.
Since being elected Lisa has campaigned in Parliament to tackle child abuse, to save the Education Maintenance Allowance, against human rights abuses in Palestine and for more emphasis on the importance of towns in regional economies. She has fought against low pay and zero hours contracts and campaigned against growing poverty in Wigan and across the country.
Lisa is proud to be a member of UNITE the Union, Communication Workers Union and the human rights charity Amnesty International.