Lucy Powell

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BornLucy Maria Powell
10 October 1974
Manchester, Great Britain
Alma materOxford University/Somerville College, King's College London
Member ofLabour Friends of Israel
InterestsInternet censorship
Labour MP, frontbencher under Jeremy Corbyn and Keir Starmer. "Social media anti-vax misinformation is a matter of life or death"

Employment.png Shadow Secretary of State for Culture Media and Sport link=, _Media_and_Sport

In office
29 November 2021 - Present
Appointed byKeir Starmer
Preceded byJo Stevens

Employment.png Shadow Secretary of State for Housing

In office
9 May 2021 - 29 November 2021
Appointed byKeir Starmer

Employment.png Shadow Secretary of State for Education Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
13 September 2015 - 26 June 2016
Appointed byJeremy Corbyn
Preceded byTristram Hunt

Lucy Powell is a Labour MP and member of the shadow cabinet since 2015.

She wants government action against "deadly anti vaxxer conspiracy theories and disinformation on social media.[1]

BBC policy

In March 2023, she announced a root and branch review of the BBC’s operations follow8ing the Gary Lineker controversy.[2]

The members of the panel are:

  • Steve Morrison, former Granada TV director of programmes and chief executive
  • James Purnell, former BBC director of strategy and culture secretary under Labour
  • June Sarpong, the BBC’s first director of creative diversity
  • Lou Cordwell, chair of the Greater Manchester Local Enterprise Partnership

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