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 […]
- 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 — 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 — 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: 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.
- Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Bankruptcy (8 Jul 2014)Stella Creasy: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what the (a) average total debt, secured and unsecured, in debtor petition bankruptcies, (b) average total debt, secured and unsecured, in creditor petition bankruptcies and (c) median unsecured debt in all bankruptcies was of individuals who filed for bankruptcy in each of the last five years.
- Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: European Council (30 Jun 2014)Stella Creasy: Initially, Sweden, the Netherlands, Poland and Italy all expressed reservations about the appointment of Mr Juncker. What does the Prime Minister think he did to change their minds?
- Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Topical Questions (30 Jun 2014)Stella Creasy: If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
- Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Schedule 6 — Investigatory powers: consequential amendments (16 Jun 2014)Stella Creasy: It is fascinating finally to come to the end of consideration of the Bill in this Chamber.
- Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Schedule 2 — Consumer contract terms which may be regarded as unfair (16 Jun 2014)Stella Creasy: I add my congratulations, Madam Deputy Speaker, to those of other hon. Members. Indeed, there is nothing like a dame. [Interruption.] Come on, somebody had to say it. I do not know where to start with what the Minister has just set out. Loophole after loophole seems to be being built into this legislation, with the proviso that someone else will pick up the pieces. The Minister hopes that it...
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.
MP Urges Government not to Forget Tyrell as Murder Trial Approaches (24 Jul 2014)
Walthamstow MP Stella Creasy has called on the Foreign Office to do more to help the families of murder victims on the anniversary of the death of Tyrell Matthews Burton in Greece. Along with Leyton and Wanstead MP John Cryer Stella joined a vigil at the Greek embassy in West London for the young Walthamstow resident to commemorate his 20th birthday on Wednesday 23 July 2014. Speaking about this Stella said: “As Tyrell’s MP I share her frustration that his hard working single mother is having to fundraise to pay for legal representation so she can access basic information about the investigation into her son’s death. Victim Support have kindly offered to pay half her fees, but that means without additional public support they have to raise thousands of pounds to find out even when the trial is or if anyone is being prosecuted. If this was happened here in the UK to another British citizen we’d be furious at the possibility justice was being denied due to a lack of funds. Tyrell was a bright young man from Walthamstow with a great future before him who was simply in the wrong place at the wrong time- this is every parent’s worst nightmare for […]
Be Part of Working for Walthamstow: Work Experience Placements for Local 17-25 year olds Summer 2014 (19 Jul 2014)
Offering young people opportunities to develop skills in the world of public policy is something I feel strongly about. To this end, I campaign to ensure that young people from all backgrounds can get these opportunities and this is an article I wrote about the subject. As the article sets out, I will not offer unpaid internships and I’m afraid I don’t have the funds at present to offer a paid internship in parliament. However, every summer I seek to offer young people from Walthamstow a chance to gain work experience in my office during the holidays. This year I will be offering 2-3 placements of two weeks maximum to residents aged 17- 25 in my Walthamstow office during the Parliamentary recess. The placements will offer an opportunity to work with my staff and me on a range of enquiries from residents and give an insight into the work of a Member of Parliament in the community. This placement would suit any young person with an interest in the local community, politics and finding out more about how political systems work. You will need to be able to work for a two week period anytime between 28th July and 29th August and sign a confidentiality […]
FCA Risks Legal Loan Sharks Slipping Through Their Net Says MP (15 Jul 2014)
Responding to the announcement by the Financial Conduct Authority of its proposed cap on payday loans and high cost credit, Stella Creasy MP, Labour’s Shadow Minister for Competition and Consumer Affairs said: “Anyone who thinks today’s announcement is the end of legal loan sharking in Britain is in for a nasty shock. The cap proposed today by the FCA works out at only a pound less than the companies are currently charging, meaning its likely to have at best a limited impact on their lending behaviour. With the news there are almost 400 of these legal loan sharks in Britain, rather than the 240 the Government once claimed, getting this right is even more important. “Without further revision, this total cost cap of 100% of the borrowed amount will leav e British consumers less well protected than their counterparts in Japan and most of Canada and the United States. Not everyone who takes out a payday loan gets into financial difficulties, but enough do due to the terms and structure of the loans, it is clear the business model is not fair. If the level of the cap does not remove the incentive to do this it is meaningless. That’s why The FCA should […]
HealthyE17: Meet the Funders- Supporting Access to Sport and Leisure Workshop 10 July 2014 6-8pm (1 Jul 2014)
Waltham Forest was ranked the 15th most deprived borough in England in 2010, with average life expectancy for men just 77 years- eight years lower than in West London. As part of our HealthyE17 campaign we are seeking to change this, by supporting the health and wellbeing of our local community through improving access to sport. From talking to many residents of all ages I know they would welcome the chance to participate in a range of activities, but often our local community and voluntary groups struggle to secure funding or spaces to for their work to provide these opportunities. The clubs we do have in Walthamstow do a fantastic job, often on small budgets and depending on the efforts of some amazing volunteers. Its their hard work that means locally residents can already take up some great opportunities to be active -from football for toddlers and young adults, dance and yoga for the over 65s, cricket and hockey leagues and synchronised swimming groups, as well as bodies dedicating hours to nurturing our future local Olympic champions. With a bit of extra help these groups and others could reach even more residents. That’s why on Thursday 10 July I’ve organised a […]