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Kate Green was elected MP for Stretford and Urmston in May 2010. She is currently shadow spokesperson for Equalities.
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 campaigner against poverty and inequality, chairs the all-party parliamentary group on poverty, and serves as a member of the Greater Manchester Poverty Commission. Kate was previously a member of the National Employment Panel which advised Ministers on labour market policies, and Chair of the London Child Poverty Commission, reporting to the Mayor of London and local councillors.
Kate also 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 joined the Commission to highlight the scandal of poverty that wastes potential and destroys lives, and to work with some of the most important organisations and individuals in Greater Manchester to find the solutions to tackle it