In October 2013, I was appointed Shadow Minister for Public Health, having previously served as Shadow Minister for Climate Change.
I am a child of Thatcher’s Britain. Born shortly after she came to power, I had my childhood in the 80s and 90s. I was only young, but I remember what it was like. It was a nasty, spiteful, shameful period in our history. I’m in politics to make sure that we never go back.
I grew up in Wembley, on the edge of London, in a close, Jewish family. My Dad runs a shop which is a family business and my Mum works as part of the patient and family support team in a Palliative Care Unit. My grandad sold ladies fashions from a market stall across Northampton. My brother is a musician.
Before entering Parliament, I was a member of the Co-operative Party’s National Youth Committee, serving as its Vice Chair.
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- Lack of commitment from Government on Energy Bill (11 Jun 2013)Energy Bill fails to provide much-needed support for co-operative and community energy schemes
- Luciana Berger visits Brixton Energy co-operative (15 Feb 2013)The scheme includes two solar projects which are the first in the UK to be installed on social housing
- Marking International Women’s Day (7 Mar 2012)The Co-operative Party Women’s Network was established for women in the Party to co-operate to help each other, offering their time and talents, experience and expertise. To celebrate International Women’s Day, some of our current women in politics offer some words of advice and inspiration to our aspiring politicians. The best piece of advice anyone […]
- Twigg to Education, Thomas now Shadow Minister for Co-ops (10 Oct 2011)Several Co-operative MPs, including some elected to Parliament in 2010, have featured prominently in Ed Miliband’s reshuffle of the shadow frontbench team over the weekend. Joining Ed Balls MP and Lord Steve Bassam in Shadow Cabinet will be Stephen Twigg, Labour & Co-operative MP for Liverpool West Derby since 2010 and now Shadow Education Secretary. […]
- The co-operative week in Westminster (16 Sep 2011)Parliamentary Officer Joe Fortune rounds up the latest from Parliament with the work of Co-operative Parliamentarians. This regular column will briefly round up some of the important or noteworthy pieces of Parliamentary activity and business for co-operators each week. It will highlight the work being done by Co-operative Party MPs and co-operators in Westminster. Of […]
- Luciana Berger: The Government’s Energy Bill fails co-ops (8 Jun 2011)Since its introduction in the House of Lords in December the Energy Bill has been quietly making its way through Parliament and has now reached committee stage in the commons. While it may not have been grabbing the headlines like other government plans, there is still much for those of us concerned with promoting co-operative […]
- Business of the House (6 Mar 2014)Luciana Berger: Last month, Liverpool city council won a High Court action, which ruled that cuts by the Government to European funding for Liverpool were unlawful. Last night, Liverpool city council had to agree £156 million-worth of cuts, which will impact severely on the provision of mandatory services, including social care to the elderly and children, yet yesterday the Prime Minister said that he...
- Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Jobseeker's Allowance (6 Mar 2014)Luciana Berger: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what proportion of people who have stopped claiming jobseeker's allowance in each of the last six months have done so following the application of sanctions.
- Written Answers — Health: Advertising Association (6 Mar 2014)Luciana Berger: To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will publish the (a) dates, (b) agendas and (c) minutes of any meetings (i) Ministers and (ii) officials in his Department have had with representatives of the Advertising Association between January 2012 and February 2014.
- Written Answers — Health: Obesity (6 Mar 2014)Luciana Berger: To ask the Secretary of State for Health who is responsible for commissioning Tier 3 obesity treatments.
- Written Answers — Health: Mental Health Services: LGBT People (6 Mar 2014)Luciana Berger: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department is taking to improve the mental health of LGBT people.
- Written Answers — Health: Suicide (6 Mar 2014)Luciana Berger: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what discussions he has had with the Chief Coroner's Office on collecting sexual orientation data on people who have committed suicide.
- Written Answers — Transport: JD Wetherspoon (5 Mar 2014)Luciana Berger: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many meetings there have been between (a) officials and (b) Ministers in his Department and representatives of JD Wetherspoon plc in the last two years.
- Written Answers — Health: JD Wetherspoon (5 Mar 2014)Luciana Berger: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many meetings there have been between (a) officials and (b) Ministers in his Department and representatives of JD Wetherspoon plc in the last two years.
- Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: JD Wetherspoon (4 Mar 2014)Luciana Berger: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many meetings there have been between (a) officials and (b) Ministers in his Department and representatives of JD Wetherspoon plc in the last two years.
- Written Answers — Treasury: JD Wetherspoon (4 Mar 2014)Luciana Berger: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many meetings there have been between (a) officials and (b) Ministers in his Department and representatives of JD Wetherspoon plc in the last two years.
Happy International Women’s Day (8 Mar 2014)
Click here to view the embedded video. Today is International Women’s Day. Around the world, millions of women will be celebrating and marking the day. A big thank you to the Labour Women’s Network for pulling together Labour voices in the video above setting our vision for the future. Labour Women’s Network is committed to [...]
Be clear on cancer (8 Mar 2014)
I want everyone at risk of ovarian cancer to be aware and seek help if they are concerned. I am delighted to be joining health campaigners in Liverpool this morning to take the message direct to women on International Women’s Day. The Be Clear on Cancer campaign is offering shoppers the chance for an informal [...]
What women want – jobs and hope for the future (7 Mar 2014)
I heard first-hand today from women in the Liverpool Wavertree constituency that they see Prime Minister David Cameron as being totally out of touch with their lives, fears and hopes for the future. A huge thank you to all the women who came along and shared their feelings on the eve of International Women’s Day [...]
National Apprenticeship Week (6 Mar 2014)
Apprenticeships play a vital role in employment. They enable people to train in the skills that an employer wants and the apprentice needs, increase the opportunity of being employed in the future and to experience what it is like to earn a regular salary. National Apprenticeship Week, set up when Labour was in government, [...]
Listening to what women want (3 Mar 2014)
In the run up to International Women’s Day this year, I will be joining women from across the Liverpool Wavertree constituency to listen to their concerns and hopes for the future. I know from my Luciana Listens and Luciana Down Your Street initiatives that women very often have specific issues that they want to raise. [...]
Reinvigorating Labour (28 Feb 2014)
This weekend, there will be a Labour Party special conference where we will debate our future relationship with millions of our supporters and members. It’s easy to dismiss such debates as navel-gazing. In reality, how the Labour Party empowers its members and supporters, how we engage with organised workers, and how we campaign and connect [...]