Kate Green was elected MP for Stretford and Urmston in May 2010. She was re-elected in 2015, 2017 and 2019. Kate joined Keir Starmer’s shadow cabinet as shadow secretary of state for education in June 2020.
Prior to her election, Kate was Chief Executive of the Child Poverty Action Group, and before that Director of the National Council for One Parent Families (now Gingerbread). She is a long standing advocate for families and children, and campaigner against poverty and inequality. She is a former chair of the all-party parliamentary group on poverty, and served as a member of the London Child Poverty Commission and the Greater Manchester Poverty Commission. She was previously a member of the National Employment Panel which advised Ministers on labour market policies.
Kate was chair of the Fabian Society from 2016-18 and remains a member of its executive committee. She served as a magistrate for 16 years, and takes a particular interest in the experience of women in the penal system, and how best to rehabilitate them to prevent reoffending.
Kate’s Honesty Pledge
At the time of her election, Kate signed an honesty contract with people in Stretford and Urmston. This pledge set out Kate’s promises to local people to restore faith in politics after the expenses scandal.
Kate says: “When I first became an MP in 2010, it was in the immediate aftermath of the scandal of abuse of expenses by MPs from all political parties. Politics shouldn’t be about the perks, or lining your own pockets with taxpayers’ cash. It should be about representing people. It was absolutely right that as MPs we have been forced to clean up our act.
“On this website you can track the work I’m doing on your behalf, and access details of my expenses claims to run my office and serve as your MP. Every MP should be honest and transparent, work hard, keep in touch, live in the constituency and not do any other paid work. That’s my guarantee to you.”
The pledges Kate has made to her constituents are as follows:
- I will publish my expenses and send a paper copy to any constituent upon request.
I will continue to make my home here in the constituency.
I will work for you full time and will not take any other paid work outside Parliament.
- I will use my constituency office to always stay in touch with local people.
IPSA have now published MPs expenses and you can see a break down online. My claims will be published here. If you have any queries about my claims or would like further information please don’t hesitate to contact me and I’ll be more than happy to help.
My Declaration Of Interests will be available here.