Lucy was born and brought up in Manchester. She lives in Manchester with her family – her husband James, who is an A&E Doctor, her step-son, Joe, and her daughter, Katie.
Lucy is the Labour & Co-operative MP representing Manchester Central and was elected November 15 2012.
Lucy is the first woman Labour MP for any of the Manchester constituencies.
Until recently, Lucy had been commuting to London to work for Ed Miliband MP, the Leader of the Labour Party, as his Deputy Chief of Staff. Prior to this, Lucy ran Ed Miliband’s campaign to become the Leader of the Labour Party.
Between 2007-2010, Lucy led a major investment project in Manchester for NESTA, the UK’s innovation agency, working with local businesses and other partners to support start-up and creative companies in Manchester. This investment programme brought over £10million to the city and created many new jobs.
During the byelection, Lucy campaigned full-time, working with communities in Manchester Central to highlight the damage that is being caused by the Tory-Lib Dem government, particularly the impact of their policies on families and young people in the area.