Stella was elected for Walthamstow in 2010, having previously been a Waltham Forest councillor and Mayor of the Borough, and currently serves as a Shadow Minister for Business, Innovation and Skills.
Stella gained her PhD in psychology and worked for the Scouting Association and Involve, the public involvement think tank. Previously she worked in Westminster for Douglas Alexander, Charles Clarke and Ross Cranston.
- Gareth Thomas fights to defend and promote co-op housing (27 Nov 2015)Party Chair Gareth Thomas works to ensure the government's Housing Bill gives equal treatment to co-operatives
- Ownership of 4300 homes handed to staff and tenants in Wales (26 Nov 2015)Friday sees the launch of Wales' largest housing co-operative. Here its CEO explains more
- Licence fee payers deserve a voice as well as a vote. (23 Nov 2015)Claire McCarthy responds to the BBC Director General's proposals for online polling of licence fee payers
- George Osborne is trying to destroy community energy (20 Nov 2015)The public, business and politicians agree Government should be doing all it can to support community energy.
- Portpatrick Harbour (5 Nov 2015)Claudia Beamish MSP for the South of Scotland spoke recently in the Scottish Parliament in praise of the Portpatrick Harbour Trust Community Benefit Society.
- Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Gratuities (17 Nov 2015)Stella Creasy: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what recent estimate he has made of the number of employees who receive payment of service charges, tips, gratuities and cover charges through their employer; and in what industries such employees work.
- Written Answers — Home Office: Refugees: Calais (17 Nov 2015)Stella Creasy: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the number of refugees and migrants living in Calais in each month of 2015; and how many refugees and migrants have had contact with the command and control centre the Government has established in Calais in each month of 2015.
- Written Answers — Home Office: Refugees: Sponsorship (17 Nov 2015)Stella Creasy: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the requirements of the community sponsorship route to Britain for refugees are; and when she plans to establish that route.
- Written Answers — Home Office: Immigration (17 Nov 2015)Stella Creasy: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans she has to provide (a) humanitarian visas, (b) facilitated refugee family reunion and (c) other safe legal routes for migrants to enter the UK.
- Written Answers — HM Treasury: Paye (16 Nov 2015)Stella Creasy: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the (a) number of employees paying tax through PAYE and (b) amount paid by such employees on service charges, tips, cover charges and gratuities administered via workplace payrolls for each financial year from 2010 to 2014.
- Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Gratuities (16 Nov 2015)Stella Creasy: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what meetings he has had with (a) the Low Pay Commission, (b) Which? and (c) members of the Trade Union Congress to discuss the payment and administration of service charges, tips, gratuities and cover charges on the income of employees.
- Finance Bill (Ways and Means) (Payment of Corporation Tax): New Clause 9 — Inheritance tax review (26 Oct 2015)Stella Creasy: It is incredibly welcome to hear that the Minister is going to raise this matter, but may I press him to be a bit clearer about which environment he will raise it in, and about when we will hear back? Will he also confirm that the European Commission can produce a zero rating if it is declared to be in the public interest to do so? Will he commit to raising that point as part of his...
- Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Mental Health Services (26 Oct 2015)Stella Creasy: What assessment she has made of the effect of child and adolescent mental health services on the health, wellbeing and performance of young people in schools and colleges.
- Opposition Day — [7th Allotted Day]: Tax Credits (20 Oct 2015)Stella Creasy: I am pleased to follow the hon. Member for Erewash (Maggie Throup) because I see a very different situation. I genuinely believe that the different situations that we see and the consequences of the tax credit cuts that the Government are introducing speak volumes about the choices that the British people face. I want to take up the challenge set by the right hon. and learned Member for...
- Funeral Poverty — [Sir David Amess in the Chair] (13 Oct 2015)Stella Creasy: I add my support for Quaker Social Action and the work it has done on the matter. My hon. Friend is making a point about the people’s ability to plan funerals. Does she agree that we have to be very sensitive to communities when the speed at which someone is buried comes into play in being able to plan and cost accordingly, and to some of the risks that creates for those communities?
Three Reasons why you should register to vote in Walthamstow Today! (16 Nov 2015)
Three Reasons why you should register to vote in Walthamstow Today! In 2014 the Government changed the rules for voter registration. This means unless you have personally registered to vote yourself, you may not be on the electoral register after December 1 2015. In Walthamstow nearly 5,000 households could be affected. Don’t lose your vote […]
Mini Holland: Update for Walthamstow Residents (2 Oct 2015)
Over the course of the last year, hundreds of residents have been in touch with me regarding Waltham Forest Council’s ‘Mini Holland’ project. I’ve passed all of the concerns raised onto the Council so that they can directly respond, and I wanted to update residents on what action I have taken in the light of their […]
We CAN make a difference: Coop Party Conference Speech and the Cooperative Action Network (20 Sep 2015)
On Saturday 19th September 2015 Stella spoke to the Coop Party Annual Conference. Here is the transcript of her speech: I want to start by thanking Gareth Thomas, who was a fantastic candidate for London Mayor and Karin Christiansen and her team for the amazing work they did on the Keep it Coop campaign. […]
My Working for Walthamstow Weekly E-Newsletter (23 Jun 2015)
There’s so much going on here in Walthamstow- from annual festivals like the E17 Art trail to regular events and one offs. I want to share all that Walthamstow has to offer as well as some of the important local information that I find out as Walthamstow’s MP. My weekly e-newsletter covers events, important updates, local […]
Speaking Up for Healthcare Services in Walthamstow (19 May 2015)
On the fifth of February Stella gave a speech in Parliament as part of a debate on the provision of GP service in which she talked about the difficulties Walthamstow residents face in securing appointments with their local GPs. The full debate can be read on the Parliament’s official record here and the […]
Making sure Women’s Voices are Heard (23 Apr 2015)
Women across Walthamstow of all ages and backgrounds tell me they often don’t feel our community is safe and welcoming for all. On Saturday 2 May between 2.30-4pm we will hear first hand from women of all ages about their experiences as well as discuss what we can do to change this – and in […]