Lucy was elected Labour MP for Manchester Central in November 2012 and has held the seat at the past two elections, most recently winning in 2017 with a majority of over 31,000 votes.  During her parliamentary career, Lucy has been Shadow Secretary of State for Education, Shadow Minister for the Cabinet Office and Shadow Minister of Education, whilst also serving on the Transport and Education Select Committees.

Lucy was announced as one of our Patrons at our 2019 Summer Reception and said she was "absolutely thrilled to become a patron of Tutor Trust because we all know of the support that we can give to our own children how much that extra one-to-one support...really helps a child.  The team took a gem of an idea and have made it into this remarkable project."