Kate Green was elected MP for Stretford and Urmston in May 2010. She is currently Shadow Minister for Women and 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, former Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Poverty, and serves as a member of the Greater Manchester Poverty Commission. In 2013 Kate was appointed an ambassador for the Albert Kennedy Trust, a charity which supports LGBT homeless young people in crisis.
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.