Stella Creasy

'If you pitch it right you can engage people in the changes you're championing. If you get it wrong, you turn them off.'

Stella is the Labour and Co-operative MP for Walthamstow. Prior to her election in 2010, she worked as head of campaigns at the Scout Association and as deputy director of the thinktank Involve. 

Stella has said she was once discouraged from focusing on women's issues when she became a member of parliament, being told it would damage her career progression.

To say it hasn't held her back would be a massive understatement. She has campaigned on the bullying and harassment of women online, the need to have a woman on the new banknotes, supported the No More Page 3 campaign and promoted the importance of safer, relevant sex education.

But women's issues are not all that's on her agenda. She is most famous for her Sharkstoppers campaign against high-interest lenders like Wonga, calling for tougher restrictions on those who prey on financial failure. She is on the National Committee of Movement for Change and involved with the UK arm of One Billion Rising.

In September 2011 Stella joined Labour’s Front bench as a Shadow Minister for Crime Prevention as part of the Shadow Home Affairs team. She is now the Shadow Minister for Competition and Consumer Affairs.

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