Tonight Manchester Central CLP selected their candidate for the November by-election. Around 200 members (just short of fifty percent) are believed to have attended the vote, with Ed Miliband’s Deputy Chief of Staff Lucy Powell selected.
Congratulations to Lucy, and commiserations to the other candidates.
Lucy Powell – born and raised in Manchester attending a local Comprehensive School, Powell joined the Labour Party at 15. Lucy went on to work as Director of Britain in Europe before working for NESTA to establish the Manchester Innovation Fund and was the Labour candidate for Manchester Withington in 2010 where Labour increased its vote by 3000. After the election Lucy was appointed Campaign Manager for Ed Miliband’s Leadership Campaign and after his victory became acting Chief of Staff and now Deputy Chief of Staff. Lucy is married to James and has 2 children.