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.
Stella has been leading a high profile campaign to control legal loan sharks.
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- Co-operative MPs celebrate Co-operatives Fortnight (6 Jul 2013)Today, International Co-operatives Day, marks the close of Co-operatives Fortnight 2013, celebrated around the country by co-operative enterprises. Our Members of Parliament made their own contribution by organising a Parliamentary debate, highlighting the great work of co-ops here and abroad. The debate was organized by Chris Evans, Labour & Co-operative MP for Islwyn. Throughout the […]
- Step forward in the House of Lords for loansharks campaign (29 Nov 2012)Last night the government recognised the need to cap the interest rates charged on payday loans, responding to a debate in the House of Lords on a proposed amendment to the Financial Services Bill. As inflation rises and household incomes fall, increasing numbers of people are borrowing from payday lenders to make ends meet and […]
- Stella Creasy MP dinner in Liverpool, 11th October (6 Oct 2012)Stella Creasy MP dinner – an invitation from Liverpool & Sefton Co-operative Party Great news! Stella Creasy has agreed to be the guest of honour at our first Liverpool & Sefton Co-operative Party fundraising dinner. Stella will be speaking about her fantastic work campaigning to End Legal Loan Sharks and what it means to be […]
- Bringing the End Legal Loansharking campaign to Labour Party Conference (1 Oct 2012)The Co-operative Party’s Development & Campaigns Officer Rebecca Mattingly previews tonight’s Labour Party Conference event. Today at Labour Party Conference, the Co-operative Party will join with Movement for Change for an End Legal Loansharking campaign training session. Speakers including Rt Hon Tessa Jowell MP and Stella Creasy MP will build on growing activism around the […]
- The Co-operative Party at Labour Party Conference (25 Sep 2012)The Co-operative Party has announced its events at Labour Party Conference which takes place in Manchester next week. We are hosting a varied set of fringe meetings, training events and socials, with partners including CSM, Movement for Change, Compass, the Fabians and Labour Students. We look forward to seeing delegates in Manchester – the Co-operative […]
- Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Government Assistance (11 Sep 2014)Stella Creasy: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) how many and what proportion of recipients of (a) grants or (b) loans underwritten by the Government were female in the last five years; (2) what requirements there are for delivery partners to monitor the gender of (a) applicants for and (b) recipients of government-backed (i) grants and (ii) loan schemes; (3) how many...
- Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Topical Questions (9 Sep 2014)Stella Creasy: I very much welcome the decision by the victims Minister to meet me and my hon. Friend the Member for Leyton and Wanstead (John Cryer) and the families of Tyrell Matthews-Burton. May I make so bold as to ask that the Under-Secretary of State for Justice, the hon. Member for North West Cambridgeshire (Mr Vara), who has responsibility for courts and legal aid, should join us at that meeting?...
- Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Victims of Crime (9 Sep 2014)Stella Creasy: What steps he plans to take to enforce the code of practice for victims of crime.
- Written Answers — Treasury: Consumers: Protection (8 Sep 2014)Stella Creasy: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 9 July 2014, Official Report, column 355W, on consumers: protection, what assessment he has made of the effect on consumers of the limits on the Financial Conduct Authority's powers to issue fines in cases which involve (a) breaches before April 2014 and (b) investigations begun by other agencies before April 2014.
- bill presented: Hazaras (Afghanistan and Pakistan) (1 Sep 2014)Stella Creasy: Will my right hon. Friend give way?
- Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Ukraine (Flight MH17) and Gaza (21 Jul 2014)Stella Creasy: The Prime Minister has talked today about the importance of political will. He also said that he spoke to several EU leaders over the weekend. In those conversations, did he talk to them about the situation in Gaza and what further pressure can be brought to bear to bring about a ceasefire to end this ceaseless violence?
- Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Adrian Beecroft (15 Jul 2014)Stella Creasy: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills on what dates (a) he, (b) Ministers in his Department and (c) officials in his Department had meetings with Adrian Beecroft between May 2012 and June 2014.
- Written Answers — Treasury: Consumers: Protection (9 Jul 2014)Stella Creasy: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the effect on (a) consumers and (b) endorsement of consumer protection law of the hand-over of investigations from the Office of Fair Trading to the Financial Conduct Authority.
- Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Individual Voluntary Arrangements (9 Jul 2014)Stella Creasy: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the value of publishing the average total debt of individuals subject to individual voluntary arrangements.
- Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Debts (8 Jul 2014)Stella Creasy: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what the average total debt was of individuals who filed for a debt relief order in each of the last five years.
Circular Firing Up Squad: What Do Women Who Take Part Say? (9 Sep 2014)
Currently in the British parliament there are more male MPs than there have ever been women elected. Changing this requires challenging the prejudice women face within our society, and also building the ability of women to take part in public life. The Circular Firing Up Squad is a safe place where women are encouraged to support and challenge one another in order to build confidence and leadership potential. The skills and techniques women learn in these workshops enable them to support their own, and each others, personal development and activism. These workshops will be of interest to anyone thinking they would like to change the world but not sure how to do it. We want to bring women of all ages and backgrounds to work together for a more socially just, fairer and equal society. What women have said about their experience of the Circular Firing Up Squads “Going into the event I’d had little idea of what to expect. It was astounding to leave having felt like I’d had the biggest, kindest, most loving and supportive kick up the bum you could ever imagine.” – Walthamstow resident. Full blog post please visit the website. “I found the Circular Firing Up Squad really motivating, […]
Working for Walthamstow: Administrative Assistant Vacancy (22 Aug 2014)
An opportunity has arisen to join my team Working for Walthamstow. This role involves providing administrative support to the day-to-day running of Stella’s office and in particular assisting with the financial and logistical administration of a busy constituency team. The hours of this role are flexible, and it may suit someone with caring or studying responsibilities. The duties of this role would include but not be limited to: • Undertaking data entry, administration and database management of correspondence with Walthamstow residents. • Dealing with correspondence, telephone enquiries and emails and providing timely responses. • Ensuring office records are kept efficiently and are up to date. • Managing the office budget and accounting systems including the MPs expense scheme. • Supporting the casework team in responding to constituency enquiries. Skills required: • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal. • Experience of budgeting and financial administration including the oversight of office accounts, processing invoices and producing reports. • Good IT skills including being proficient in using Microsoft Office – in particular Excel. • Good customer service skills – ability to deal with queries from all audiences in a helpful and sympathetic manner. • Attention to detail and ability to prioritise tasks […]
Walthamstow’s Edinburgh Primary School Buddies Go to Number 10! (10 Aug 2014)
The children at Edinburgh Primary made these beautiful buddies to highlight the campaign to ensure every child can go to school and asked me to ensure the Prime Minister was aware of their concerns. I’m very grateful to local student Amber Marshall who has been doing work experience in my office and who helped us make this great short film to show the children the journey of their buddies right upto Number 10.
Press Release: Home Sweet Home Campaigners Take Over Town Square to Highlight E17 Housing Horrors (7 Aug 2014)
Members of the Walthamstow Home Sweet Home Campaign will be in Walthamstow Town Square on Saturday 9 August from 1.30pm as part of their campaign to improve access to quality housing for all local residents. They have organised a ‘listening space’ for residents to tell their stories about the good and bad in Walthamstow’s letting agents, landlords and estate agents. Speaking about the campaign local MP Stella Creasy said: ‘Housing is one of the top issues Walthamstow residents raise with me – its little wonder so many feel they are getting a raw deal with house prices and rents shooting sky high in the last year. The problems residents face we are campaigning on are not just about the cost of housing- we have heard about many problems with damp to extortionate fees and rent hikes as well as misleading information and charges which distort the prices people face to rent or own in our community. These awards are our way of fighting back as a community and holding to account those seeking to exploit London’s housing shortage as well as recognising the good agents and landlords who do treat people fairly. I hope residents will join us to show […]
The E17 Local Living: SOS Awards- Nominate the Good, Bad and Ugly of Walthamstow’s Housing Now! (29 Jul 2014)
As part of our Home Sweet Home campaign here in Walthamstow we have decided to hold landlords, letting agents and estate agents to account for their conduct by creating the E17 Local Living: SOS!’ Awards to highlight the good, the bad and the ugly of our local housing. I’d now like to encourage all residents to contribute to this scheme by contributing their nominations for these awards. We’ve split the awards up into four categories: Click here to nominate a Letting Agent Click here to nominate an Estate Agent Click here to nominate a Social Housing Provider Click here to nominate a Landlord All nominations are confidential – categories include topics such as from ‘Best’ and ‘Worst’ letting agent, ‘best’ or worst’ offer to completion and even ‘Most Inventive Excuse’! Please encourage as many local residents as possible to nominate – the deadline for nominations is Monday 1 September 2014. If you would like to get involved in this this campaign please contact Ruby on 020 8521 1223 or firstname.lastname@example.org.