Ann Coffey

Category Archives: In parliament

Universal Credit Two-child limit plans scrapped

In October, I co-signed a letter (below) from parliamentary colleagues to the Prime Minister, the Chancellor and the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions to raise our deep concerns over the government’s two-child policy limit on Universal Credit.

I am delighted to hear that Amber Rudd has announced that the government will no longer be pursuing this policy.  It is never right or fair to penalise.

Letter here

Rape defendants must prove actively sought consent

January 9th 2019

My campaign to make rape laws fairer to ensure justice to rape victims continues, see the article in Daily Telegraph below.

Rape victims, Daily Telegraph


100th Anniversary of Women’s right to vote and stand in General Elections

On 14th December 1918 women voted for the first time in Britain, and in the same year, the first female MP was elected. To commemorate this historic occasion, all 209 female MPs had portraits taken by female photographers. The exhibition is currently on display in Portcullis House on the Parliamentary Estate.

Phoebe Kiely took my portrait at Stockport Market pictured above.

As well as the portraits, a statue of suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst is being unveiled today in Manchester and will be on display in St Peter’s Square, Manchester.