Lisa Nandy

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Lisa Nandy

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Shadow Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
Assumed office
5 April 2020
LeaderSir Keir Starmer
ShadowingDominic Raab
Preceded byEmily Thornberry
Shadow Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change
In office
13 September 2015 – 27 June 2016
LeaderJeremy Corbyn
ShadowingAmber Rudd
Preceded byCaroline Flint
Succeeded byBarry Gardiner
Member of Parliament
for Wigan
Assumed office
6 May 2010
Preceded byNeil Turner
Majority6,728 (14.9%)
Personal details
Born
Lisa Eva Nandy

(1979-08-09) 9 August 1979 (age 41)
Manchester, England
Political partyLabour
RelationsFrank Byers
Children1
ParentsLouise Nandy
Dipak Nandy
Alma materNewcastle University
University of London
WebsiteOfficial website

Lisa Eva Nandy (born 9 August 1979) is a British Labour Party politician. She has been Member of Parliament (MP) for Wigan since 2010. She was Shadow Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change from September 2015 until June 2016.[1][2] She became the Shadow Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs on 5 April 2020.[3]

Nandy ran in the 2020 Labour Party leadership election. Out of three candidates she came in third place and received 79,597 votes, representing 16.2% of the total vote.[4]

A day after the 2020 Labour Party leadership election on 5 April 2020, the winning candidate, Keir Starmer, appointed Nandy in the shadow cabinet in the role of Shadow Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Election 2010: Lisa Nandy (Lab)". Manchester Evening News. M.E.N. Media. May 2010. Retrieved 13 May 2010.
  2. Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage. Kelly's Directories. 2000. p. 255. ISBN 978-0-333-54577-5.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Labour leadership: Lisa Nandy appointed shadow foreign secretary". BBC News. 5 April 2020. Retrieved 8 April 2020.
  4. "New Labour leader Keir Starmer vows to lead party into 'new era'". BBC News. 4 April 2020. Retrieved 8 April 2020.