Stella Creasy is Labour and Co-operative MP for Walthamstow. Stella Creasy was elected as the Labour and Co-operative MP for Walthamstow in May 2010. Prior to that she was the Head of Campaigns at the Scout Association, working to support young people across the country in developing their own advocacy skills. Prior to that, she was the Deputy Director at the not-for-profit organisation Involve, leading a team of researchers developing new ways to revitalise British democracy.
Stella served on Waltham Forest Council between 2002 and 2006, performing a range of roles including being the Mayor, Deputy Mayor and Chief Whip as well as councillor for Lea Bridge ward in the south of Walthamstow. She has also been part of the Labour movement for many years and has sought to contribute to debate, discussion and decision making within progressive politics throughout her life- whether in Walthamstow as a branch secretary, GC delegate, LGC delegate or a campaign organiser or nationally through being involved in the Co-op Movement, the Fabian Society, Compass, Unite, Progress or SERA.
Her academic career also reflects her concern to understand what works in tackling poverty and how public policy can support community development. Her PhD in social psychology won the 2005 Richard Titmuss Prize at the London School of Economics. In Parliament, as well as participating in many debates and scrutinising legislation, Stella has been a member of the Public Accounts Committee, the Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Rt Hon Andy Burnham MP as the Shadow Secretary of State for Education and the Co-Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Youth Affairs.
Stella Creasy is Labour and Co-operative MP for Walthamstow.