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Stella Creasy

Labour and Co-operative MP for Walthamstow
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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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  • Written Answers — Department for Transport: Gospel Oak-Barking Railway Line: Electrification (16 Sep 2015)
    Stella Creasy: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what stage of the guide to railway investment projects process has the Barking to Gospel Oak electrification project reached; and whether a date has been agreed with stakeholders for reaching stage seven.
  • Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Students: Loans (15 Sep 2015)
    Stella Creasy: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what timetable he has set for the introduction of Sharia compliant loans for students in higher education.
  • Business of the House: Backbench Business — Immigration Detention (10 Sep 2015)
    Stella Creasy: The hon. Gentleman and I have shared a platform before to express our concerns about Yarl’s Wood. The fact that two thirds of the women in Yarl’s Wood are released back into the community demonstrates the futility of that place. Does he agree that it is time to move on and close it down?
  • Bill Presented — Devolution (London) Bill: Refugee Crisis in Europe (8 Sep 2015)
    Stella Creasy: It is sobering to realise that one in every 122 people in the world is a refugee, internally displaced or seeking asylum. The hon. Member for Gravesham (Mr Holloway) might be surprised to learn that they are not just coming from Syria. People face political persecution in Pakistan and in Iran. Those coming to us today from Syria, Lebanon, Sudan, Eritrea, Somalia, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka and...
  • [Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] — Rent-to-own Sector (14 Jul 2015)
    Stella Creasy: Can the Minister set out for us, then, what evidence he would look for in order to introduce a cap on the charges that the rent-to-own sector may impose? I wonder whether he has a note that will help him to explain what levels of detriment, of costs, would have to apply. Some of us may argue that the cap on the payday lending industry is a little high at the moment, but it could be brought...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Business, Innovation and Skills: Business Support (30 Jun 2015)
    Stella Creasy: Like me, the Minister will no doubt be concerned that only one in five of those new start-up businesses is led by women. I know that she is keen on Twitter accounts, but let me give her a better idea of something that her own Department came up with, although sadly her predecessors refused to implement. Will she commit to monitoring selling to businesses led by women in the supply chain, and...
  • European Union Referendum Bill (9 Jun 2015)
    Stella Creasy: Turnout is obviously an issue of concern for all of us. Does my right hon. Friend agree that using the low turnout of 18 to 24-year-olds to deny the vote to 16 and 17-year-olds defeats the object? Surely we should be using this Bill and a healthy, vibrant debate about the future of Europe to get both age groups out to vote in the referendum.
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Business, Innovation and Skills: Small Businesses (26 Mar 2015)
    Stella Creasy: If women set up businesses at the same rate as men there would be 1 million extra entrepreneurs in this country, adding about £60 billion a year to our economy. What is stopping the Secretary of State putting into practice the Liberal Democrat Burt report recommendations on monitoring whether the Government are buying from women in their own supply chain to help to bridge that gap?
  • Energy and Climate Change: Barts Health NHS Trust (19 Mar 2015)
    Stella Creasy: Whipps Cross is my local hospital. I have been a patient there and my family have been patients there, as have friends and neighbours. I join the right hon. Member for Chingford and Woodford Green (Mr Duncan Smith) and my hon. Friend the Member for Leyton and Wanstead (John Cryer) in being horrified at what I am sure they would see as the Minister’s insulting response to this issue....
  • [John Robertson in the Chair] — Women Entrepreneurs (18 Mar 2015)
    Stella Creasy: Will the Minister give way?