Lisa Nandy was elected as the Member of Parliament for Wigan in May 2010.
Since October 2013 Lisa has served as the shadow Cabinet Office Minister for Civil Society with responsibility for charities, youth policy, public service reform and lobbying.
Lisa graduated from Newcastle University in 2001 and went on to work for the Labour MP Neil Gerrard MP, specialising in housing and homelessness. From 2003-2005 she worked for the youth homelessness charity Centrepoint, and later spent five years at The Children’s Society, working with some of the most disadvantaged children in the country.
Lisa was born and brought up in the North West of England and has a masters degree from Birkbeck College, University of London, where she studied as a mature student.
In 2010 Lisa was elected by her Parliamentary colleagues to serve on the Education Select Committee and in 2012 was appointed shadow Children’s Minister by Ed Miliband, before becoming the shadow Minister for Civil Society in 2013.
Since being elected Lisa has campaigned in Parliament to tackle child abuse, to save the Education Maintenance Allowance and against human rights abuses in Palestine. She has fought against low pay and zero hours contracts and campaigned against growing poverty in Wigan and across the country.