Kate Green
Kate Green was elected MP for Stretford and Urmston in May 2010. She is currently shadow spokesperson for Women and Equality.

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, and was 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. She now chairs the all-party parliamentary group on poverty.

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 future reoffending.

Entries by Kate Green

Erasing Feminism From the Politics A-Level Sends the Message That Gender Equality Is Not a Priority

(11) Comments | Posted November 20, 2015 | 4:34 PM

This blog is a letter sent by Lucy Powell and Kate Green to the education secretary and equalities minister Nicky Morgan on Friday 20 November, calling for the reinstatement of the study of feminism and gender equality to the AS and A-Level syllabuses

Dear Nicky Morgan,


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Where Next for Women in Business?

(0) Comments | Posted October 29, 2015 | 2:51 PM

The business case for more women on boards is clear: increase the numbers of women on your company board and you expand your talent pool, appeal to a broader base of customers, and boost your company's reputation. We know that boards with significant female representation outperform their male-dominated rivals, and...

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Breaking the Link Between Poverty and Disability

(11) Comments | Posted May 1, 2014 | 8:00 PM

Last week the independent taskforce on poverty and disability reported on its findings and recommendations for Labour's policy review. The taskforce, which was commissioned by Liam Byrne and Anne McGuire, and chaired by Sir Bert Massie, former chair of the Disability Rights Commission, was asked to make recommendations...

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The Special Circumstances of Women Offenders Can't Be Overlooked

(2) Comments | Posted March 21, 2013 | 7:35 AM

Last week, my colleague George Mudie organised a welcome debate in parliament on the future of probation. The government is consulting on how - not whether - to have all but the highest risk offenders supervised by private sector companies who will be paid by results.

Incredibly, the government is...

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Social Security Expenditure - We Were Spending on the Right Things

(20) Comments | Posted January 16, 2013 | 12:11 PM

Next week, a Committee of the whole House of Commons will be debating the Welfare Benefits Uprating bill. This 'nasty party' piece of legislation seeks to limit increases in in- and out-of-work benefits to just 1% - well below the predicted rise in inflation. As prices rise and income's squeezed,...

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Lone Parents Are Hit the Hardest - Yet Again

(25) Comments | Posted January 7, 2013 | 7:00 PM

It hasn't been admitted publicly - but it looks like the Tories' war on lone parents has resumed.

Lone parents won't forget the way in which they were demonised by previous Conservative governments - Peter Lilley's "little list", John Redwood's notorious visit to the St Mellons estate in Wales -...

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Government Ministers are in Denial About Food Poverty

(15) Comments | Posted December 21, 2012 | 4:31 AM

As Christmas approaches, we face the scandal of hundreds of thousands of families who've been forced to rely on foodbanks because they can't afford to eat. The Trussell Trust expects that it will have fed some nearly 230,000 people in 2012-13. Food redistributed by charity FareShare last year contributed to...

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