LISA EVA NANDY (born 9 August 1979 ) is a British Labour Party
politician. She has been the
Member of Parliament (MP) for Wigan since
2010 , having served under
Jeremy Corbyn as Shadow Secretary of State
for Energy and Climate Change from September 2015 until June 2016.
Preceding this, she had served as the Shadow Minister for Children and
then the Shadow Minister for Charities.
* 1 Early life and career
* 2 Political career
* 2.1 Wigan MP
* 2.2 Shadow Cabinet
* 2.3 2016 leadership election
* 3 Personal life
* 4 References
* 5 External links
EARLY LIFE AND CAREER
Nandy was born in
Manchester in a Bengali family, to Luise Nandy
(née Byers) and her then-husband
Dipak Nandy . Luise Byers'
father, Lord (Frank) Byers , had been a Liberal Party MP and held many
offices in the party. Nandy grew up both in
Manchester and in
Greater Manchester, to where her family later moved.
Nandy was educated at
Parrs Wood High School , a mixed comprehensive
school in East
Manchester , followed by Holy Cross
Newcastle University , Tyne and Wear, from which she
graduated in 2001 with a degree in politics and obtained a master's
degree in public policy from
Birkbeck, University of London
Birkbeck, University of London .
Nandy has worked in the voluntary sector, as a researcher at the
homelessness charity Centrepoint from 2003 to 2005, and then as senior
policy adviser at The Children\'s Society from 2005, where she
specialised in issues facing young refugees, also acting as adviser to
the Children\'s Commissioner for
England and to the Independent Asylum
Nandy served as a Labour councillor in the Shepherds Bush Green ward,
Hammersmith and Fulham , from 4 May 2006 to 10 May 2010. She was
selected as the Labour parliamentary candidate for Wigan constituency
in February 2010 from an all-women shortlist . Elected to parliament
on 7 May 2010, she became the constituency's first female MP and one
of the first six Asian female MPs elected.
She was appointed to the
Education Select Committee on 12 July 2010
and was appointed
Parliamentary Private Secretary
Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Shadow
Cabinet Minister for the Olympics,
Tessa Jowell , in October 2010. In
2012, she was made shadow junior education minister after the
reshuffle triggered by the resignation of
Peter Hain . In October 2013
she was appointed shadow charities minister.
Following Labour's election defeat in May 2015 and
Ed Miliband 's
subsequent resignation as party leader , there was some media
speculation that Nandy would announce her candidacy in the leadership
contest . Nandy declined and endorsed
Andy Burnham . In August 2015,
Owen Jones , the left-wing journalist, revealed in a blog post that he
initially tried to draft Nandy into running for the leadership – the
recent birth of her son, however, prevented such a campaign from
materialising. Nandy has also been touted as an MP who could
Jeremy Corbyn , before the next general election .
On 14 September 2015, it was announced that Nandy had been appointed
to serve as
Shadow Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change in
the Shadow Cabinet of
Jeremy Corbyn . Along with many colleagues, she
resigned from her post on 27 June 2016.
2016 LEADERSHIP ELECTION
Nandy at the 2016
Labour Party Conference
In the wake of the resignation of dozens of shadow ministers, Nandy
was approached by members of the
Parliamentary Labour Party who wanted
her to stand against
Jeremy Corbyn in the leadership election that was
to unfold. MPs felt that Nandy and eventual candidate
Owen Smith were
both soft left politicians who 'Corbynites' could vote for; however,
Nandy declined to stand and instead served as co-chair of Smith's
After the election resulted in Corbyn's re-election, Nandy announced
that she did not intend to return to the frontbench without the
re-introduction of Shadow Cabinet elections, which had been abolished
Ed Miliband in 2011 (the last election being held in 2010). She
also spoke of the abuse she had received for not supporting Corbyn,
which she described as leaving her "genuinely frightened". She
compared her treatment to that which she had received at the hand of
the far-right when she first campaigned to become MP for Wigan in
Her partner, Andy Collis, is a public relations consultant. She has a
son, who was born in Wigan Infirmary in April 2015.
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Archived from the original on 21 June 2010. Retrieved 13 May 2010.
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Archived from the original on 10 May 2010. Retrieved 17 June 2010.
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Retrieved 10 February 2011.
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Retrieved 28 March 2015.
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campaign—and overcoming formidable obstacles". Medium.
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Jeremy Corbyn may prevail, but
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* ^ Jim Waterson (23 September 2016). "How The Labour Coup Failed".
* ^ Jon Stone (26 September 2016). "Labour leadership contest abuse
‘reminded me of far right’, MP
Lisa Nandy says". The Independent.
* ^ "Labour success for Nandy". Wigan Today. 30 April 2015.
Retrieved 30 April 2015.