Green, Kate

Kate Green was first elected as the Labour MP for Stretford & Urmston in 2010, being reelected in 2019 with a majority of 16,417.

She stood down from Westminster in November 2022 to become the deputy mayor Manchester.

The constituency of Stretford and Urmston is found immediately to the south west of the city of Manchester and includes the Labour voting area of Stretford and the more Conservative leaning area of Davyhulme. This seat contains the vast retail Trafford Centre retail park, as well the Old Trafford cricket ground, and Manchester United’s Old Trafford stadium.  This area of Manchester has been held comfortably by Labour ever since 1997, with the party increasing its majority to well over 15,000 in the last two General Elections.

Kate Green served as Shadow Secretary of State for Education between 2020 and 2021.  Green was previously the Chairman of the House of Commons Select Committee on Standards and Privileges.

She supported, and was indeed Chairwoman of Owen Smith’s campaign, is his 2016 leadership challenge to Jeremy Corbyn.

Green has announced that she plans to step down from the House of Commons at the next general election.

Born in 1960, Green was educated at Edinburgh University.

Prior to her election to Parliament, she was Chief Executive of the Child Poverty Action Group, and before that, Director of the National Council for One Parent Families (now Gingerbread).  She served as a magistrate in the City of London between 1993 and 2009.

In the past Green has expressed concern about the relationship between the honours system and the empire, albeit opponents have pointed out that she did herself accept an OBE in the past.

She was chair of the Fabian Society from 2016-18 and remains a member of its executive committee.

Kate Green is Vice Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Groups on Srebrenica; and British Sikhs.


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