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Lucy Powell

Labour (Co-op) - Manchester Central

Shadow Minister (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)

(since April 2020)

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Significant Manchester Central Petitions

Current Signatures Final Signatures Title Petition Deadline
45,852
c. 227 added daily
56,917
(Estimated)

Give further financial support to the Events and Hospitality industry

Sign this petition Gov Responded - 15 Oct 2020 Debated on - 11 Jan 2021 View Lucy Powell's petition debate contributions
9 Mar 2021
closes in 1 month, 2 weeks

Being the first to close and still no clue as to when we can open, this seasonal industry is losing its summer profits that allows them to get through the first quarter of next year.

Even if we are allowed to open in December, 1 months profit won't be enough to keep us open in 2021. We need help

208,273
c. 1,766 added daily
343,298
(Estimated)

Create a Minister for Hospitality in the UK Government

Sign this petition Gov Responded - 3 Nov 2020 Debated on - 11 Jan 2021 View Lucy Powell's petition debate contributions
6 Apr 2021
closes in 2 months, 2 weeks

The UK hospitality industry. Responsible for around 3m jobs, generating £130bn in activity, resulting in £38bn in taxation. Yet, unlike the Arts or Sports, we do not have a dedicated Minister.

We are asking that a Minister for Hospitality be created for the current, and successive governments.

113,046
c. 546 added daily
121,499
(Estimated)

Increase Number of Guests Permitted at Weddings, according to Venue Capacity

Sign this petition Gov Responded - 11 Sep 2020 Debated on - 9 Nov 2020 View Lucy Powell's petition debate contributions
4 Feb 2021
closes in 2 weeks, 1 day

Weddings take months and even years of intricate planning. Myself and many others believe the maximum number of guests authorised at wedding ceremonies should be increased. The number of guests permitted at weddings should be calculated according to venue capacity.

146,127
c. 821 added daily
154,892
(Estimated)

Let Us Dance - Support nightclubs, dance music events and festivals

Sign this petition Gov Responded - 14 Oct 2020 Debated on - 9 Nov 2020 View Lucy Powell's petition debate contributions
30 Jan 2021
closes in 1 week, 3 days

Extend funding to nightclubs, dance music events and festivals as part of the £1.57bn support package announced by the government for Britain's arts and culture sector to survive the hit from the pandemic. #LetUSDance

156,835
Petition Closed

Call on PM to take action to build public trust in the Grenfell Tower Inquiry

Gov Responded - 5 Jan 2018 Debated on - 14 May 2018 View Lucy Powell's petition debate contributions
30 May 2018
closed 2 years, 7 months ago

Bereaved families & survivors call on PM to exercise her powers under the Inquiries Act 2005 to appoint additional panel members with decision making power to sit alongside Chair in Grenfell Tower Inquiry: to ensure those affected have confidence in & are willing to fully participate in the Inquiry


Most recent EDMs signed by Lucy Powell

Date Tabled Title Signatures
12 Feb 2020
Lucy Powell signed this EDM on Monday 24th February 2020

Deportations ahead of the Windrush Lessons Learned Review Publication

Tabled by: Nadia Whittome (Labour - Nottingham East)
This House deplores the Government's ongoing use of deportation flights to Commonwealth countries against the recommendations of the Windrush Lessons Learned Review; notes that while the publication of the Review has been much delayed without explanation, it is expected to recommend the cessation of all deportations of people who have …
68 signatures
(Most recent: 15 Sep 2020)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 37
Scottish National Party: 16
Liberal Democrat: 6
Democratic Unionist Party: 3
Independent: 3
Alliance: 1
Green Party: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
20 Jan 2020
Lucy Powell signed this EDM as a sponsor on Monday 20th January 2020

Rail investment across the North and Midlands

Tabled by: Lucy Powell (Labour (Co-op) - Manchester Central)
That this House notes that strategic rail infrastructure is critical to the long-term success of the UK and all of its parts; believes that after decades of under-investment in strategic rail infrastructure High Speed 2, Northern Powerhouse Rail and Midlands Engine Rail delivered in full represent a once in a …
13 signatures
(Most recent: 3 Feb 2020)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 12
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
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Commons initiatives

1 Urgent Question tabled by Lucy Powell

Date Forum Title
28 Mar 2018 Commons Chamber Kerslake Arena Attack Review

Lucy Powell has not been granted any Adjournment Debates in the current sitting

1 Bill introduced by Lucy Powell


The Bill failed to complete its passage through Parliament before the end of the session. This means the Bill will make no further progress. A Bill to make administrators and moderators of certain online forums responsible for content published on those forums; to require such administrators and moderators to remove certain content; to require platforms to publish information about such forums; and for connected purposes.


Last Event - 1st reading: House of Commons
Tuesday 11th September 2018
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Next Event - 2nd reading: House of Commons
Date TBA

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