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Lucy Powell – 27 Quotes

 

27 Quotes by Lucy Powell

 

Some argue that now isn’t the time to push the green agenda – that all efforts should be on preventing a serious recession. That is a false choice. It fails to recognise that climate change and our carbon reliance is part of problem – high fuel prices and food shortages due to poor crop yields compound today’s financial difficulties.

– Lucy Powell


The Tories and the Lib Dems talk about social mobility, but, short of winning the lottery, the only way to guarantee young people from all backgrounds the opportunity to do better and to raise aspirations is through education.

– Lucy Powell


These are tough times and under this Tory-led government many people in Manchester are suffering and getting left behind. If elected I will use all my energy, skills, experience and knowledge to stand up for our communities and get things done for the better.

– Lucy Powell


There’s a loss of faith in the banking system that for so long has been the backbone of prosperity and growth.

– Lucy Powell


Although my seat is a contest between Labour and the Lib Dems, it could well make the difference between a Labour and a Tory government at the next election. In terms of international development, this choice is a very clear one.

– Lucy Powell


As the economy faces such difficulties, more tough questions need to be asked about what the Tories would do if elected. Their ideology of free markets and small government needs challenging. That has to be part of our job.

– Lucy Powell


As the prospect of a Tory government gets nearer, many traditional Labour voters – some who switched away in recent times and many who stayed at home – seem more determined to prevent that happening.

– Lucy Powell


In Scotland, the indication is that for the Westminster elections at least, Labour voters are satisfied with their government.

– Lucy Powell


It’s become unfashionable to celebrate political achievement, and Labour achievement even less so. And it’s positively uncouth to be proud of something that this Labour government is doing. So, slam me for saying so, but I’m really proud of the NHS.

– Lucy Powell


The choice between a Labour government and a Tory one is sharpening minds.

– Lucy Powell


We in the Labour party know better than most that opposition is the easy part. What’s more difficult is governing and setting out an agenda for government.

– Lucy Powell


What the Lib Dems have failed to do is offer any meaningful agenda for government or for power.

– Lucy Powell


Today the demands are for even higher standards in the quality of care, for greater flexibility and convenience in treatment times, and for more prevention through screening and health checks.

– Lucy Powell


As a relatively young woman – I’m 33 – I hope to one day have a family and already have commitments. If and when I’m elected as an MP, I would face a choice: take my family with me to London each week or be apart for four, maybe five, nights a week.

– Lucy Powell


I just hope that the democratic will of the Zimbabwean people prevails. If it does we must move quickly to help restore stability and prosperity.

– Lucy Powell


I have run a general election campaign pregnant and ran Ed Miliband’s leadership campaign commuting to London with a new baby so I already have my system set up.

– Lucy Powell


It’s not a matter of if economies around the world becoming low-carbon, but when and how: through struggle and strife or through advancement and progressive leadership. Larry Elliot described it today as the ‘Green New Deal.’ It’s a leadership we in Britain can provide, and from which our economy can benefit.

– Lucy Powell


For us political activists and candidates, the morning after any election is a mix of emotions – the personal and the immediate, the culmination of your own recent campaigning efforts and the fortunes of your party and the success or otherwise of what you stand for and believe in.

– Lucy Powell


Being out and about talking to residents and representing their views is, in my view, as important to politics as the grandstanding that takes place in Westminster.

– Lucy Powell


For sure, the ‘Obamania’ that’s fast taking hold reflects an incredible thirst for change in global politics and, dare I say, a wave of optimism that things can be different.

– Lucy Powell


In politics, the number of women in the cabinet has fallen and, if current poll trends continue and Labour loses a number of marginal seats, the number of female MPs is likely to drop significantly.

– Lucy Powell


The Labour party has done more than any other to address gender inequalities, through legislation and other means, and to increase women’s representation in politics, which has led to recent increases in the number of female politicians.

– Lucy Powell


We need to dig deep and give people a reason to be optimistic just as Obama is doing in America. Because in the same way that outcome of the U.S. elections will change the course of events there and around the world, so too do politics here in Britain.

– Lucy Powell


At its most basic the democratic contract is a simple one: the right to vote comes with a responsibility to society, through tax payments and citizenship.

– Lucy Powell


Funding for sports (and the arts) are often the first things facing the chop in difficult times.

– Lucy Powell


Team GB’s success at the Beijing Olympics can, in part, be said to have been made in Manchester. For example, all the cycling medal winners trained at Manchester’s velodrome, the National Cycling Centre.

– Lucy Powell


In the industrial revolution Britain led the world in advances that enabled mass production: trade exchanges, transportation, factory technology and new skills needed for the new industrialised world.

– Lucy Powell