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Lisa Nandy MP
Shadow Minister for Charities

Lisa Nandy MP

Lisa was elected as the Member of Parliament for Wigan in May 2010. She served as Parliamentary Private Secretary to Tessa Jowell MP, Shadow Olympics Minister and as a member of the Education Select Committee until May 2012 when she was appointed Shadow Children's Minister. Lisa has recently been appointed Shadow Minister for Charities and also chairs the APPG on International Corporate Responsibility.

Lisa grew up in the North West of England and lives in the centre of Wigan. Before entering Parliament she worked for The Children’s Society and Centrepoint.

Lisa joined the Labour Party after witnessing the devastation Thatcher’s Government caused to communities across the North West. She has been active in her community ever since – as a school governor, a charity trustee, a director of a local theatre and as a Labour councillor leading on housing and regeneration.

Lisa is a member of the UNITE union and has been a supporter and grassroots activist in the trade union movement ever since her first job in a call centre. She lists Sure Start, the Winter Fuel Payment and the Minimum Wage as amongst Labour’s most important policies since 1997.

Lisa’s tweets at @lisanandy