Lisa Nandy Early Life
Lisa Nandy (Lisa Eva Nandy) was born 9 August 1979, and brought up in the north west, first in Manchester and later in Bury where her family still live. Lisa Nandy is a veteran Labour politician, having represented her Wigan constituency for nearly a decade. Lisa Nandy, one of the Indian-origin MPs who was re-elected in Thursday’s general election amid a disastrous performance by her Labour Party, confirmed plans to throw her hat in the ring to replace party leader Jeremy Corbyn. Lisa won her Wigan seat in the northwest of England, holding on to one of the key bricks in the so-called “red wall” which collapsed as Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party won over traditional Labour Party voters across the region.
Charity worker Lisa Nandy established her reputation as a staunch campaigner for the most disadvantaged children as senior policy adviser at The Children’s Society. Previously a researcher at homeless charity Centrepoint, her politics are based on the belief that the unemployment, inequality and despair of the 1980s and 1990s must never be allowed to happen again. Previously a researcher at homeless charity Centrepoint, her politics are based on the belief that the unemployment, inequality and despair of the 1980s and 1990s must never be allowed to happen again.
Lisa Nandy Biography and Profile
Lisa Nandy (Lisa Eva Nandy), born 9 August 1979, Manchester in 1979 to Dipak Nandy and Louise Byers. Lisa grew up in the North West of England and lives in the centre of Wigan. She’s a British politician serving as the Member of Parliament for Wigan since 2010. As an MP, she was Parliamentary Private Secretary to Tessa Jowell from 2010 to 2012 and shadow charities Minister from 2012 to 2015. She served as shadow energy secretary from 2015 until she resigned in 2016.
Lisa was the shadow cabinet member for housing in Hammersmith and Fulham
Before moving to Wigan, Lisa was the shadow cabinet member for housing in Hammersmith and Fulham, exposing and fighting Tory plans to demolish council homes. She played a pivotal role in 2008’s Children and Young Persons Act, persuading parliament to vote through safeguards for the most vulnerable children, and successfully outlawed discrimination against blind people when working as an aide to Neil Gerrard MP.
Lisa Nandy is a school governor, trustee of a charity for people
Lisa Nandy is a school governor, trustee of a charity for people who cannot afford legal fees and a theatre director. In her spare time Lisa is often found at the theatre, or watching and playing sport of all descriptions.
Who is Lisa Eva Nandy?
Lisa Nandy’s grandfather was Liberal MP Frank Byers and her father is the Marxist and academic Dipak Nandy. Before entering Parliament, she also worked as a researcher and caseworker for Labour MP Neil Gerard.
Lisa Nandy was elected as Labour MP for Wigan on May 7th 2015 with 23625 votes, taking 52.2% of the vote.
With a reputation as a constituency campaigner, Ms Nandy set up the Centre for Towns thinktank and has called for the party’s decision-making structures to move out of the capital in order to the party to regain the trust of voters outside London.
“Our Labour headquarters, in my view, should move out of London, our regional offices should be empowered to take real decisions, we should move our party conferences back to towns as well as cities,” she said.
Ms Nandy said it is “undoubtedly true” that Mr Corbyn is to blame for the devastating defeat, but said it was not a rejection of the ideas in the Labour manifesto.
Considered to be a soft-left MP, Ms Nandy was one of a handful of shadow minister who resigned from Mr Corbyns’s frontbench after the Brexit referendum and his leadership, and has in the past revealed the abuse she has received for not supporting the outgoing leader.
Bring Back lifelong Labour voters
“We need to think seriously now about first of all how you bring those lifelong Labour voters — who felt that they not only couldn’t vote Labour but actually in many instance chose the Tories — how you bring Labour home to them,” she said. Nandy, who has held shadow Cabinet positions in the past, took a more backseat role in recent times amid growing criticism of the Corbyn-led faction of the Labour Party.
She has served in Mr Corbyn’s cabinet first as Shadow Minister for Children and then Charities followed by Energy and Climate Change.
She received a tide of abuse after announcing she had backed Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal at its second reading.
Lisa Eva Nandy Quick Facts
- Lisa Nandy MP for Wigan
- On May 7, 2010, she was elected to parliament
- She became the constituency’s first female MP and one of the first Asian female MPs
- Born in the North West of England
- She worked for the charities Centrepoint and The Children’s Society
- Lisa has held a variety of posts including shadow children’s minister
- Shadow minister for civil society and shadow Energy Secretary, where she developed plans for a democratic, decentralised energy system
- Lisa has been a leading voice in the campaign for towns to have higher priority in our economic and political system
- She first served as a Labour councillor in Hammersmith and Fulham before she was selected for the Wigan constituency in the 2010 General Election
- She was appointed to the Education Select Committee in July 2010 and was appointed Parliamentary Private Secretary to Tessa Jowell, the shadow Olympics minister, in October 2010
- She was made shadow children’s minister and, in October 2013, she was appointed shadow charities minister
Lisa voted to remain in the EU but has later backed Brexit
Lisa Nandyvoted to remain in the EU but has come around to back Brexit, supporting Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal and the country’s choice to leave the bloc.
Lisa graduated from Newcastle University in 2001, and later earned a Masters degree from the University of London, studying as a mature student. Also, she studied Politics at Newcastle University.
Lisa Nandy Family
Parents: Dipak Nandy, Luise Nandy. Partner: Andy Collis.
Lisa Nandy Biography and Profile