Lisa Nandy is the current Shadow Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs under Kier Starmer.
Lisa was born in Manchester and studied at Newcastle University and Birkbeck, University of London before working as a researcher at the homelessness charity Centrepoint from 2003 to 2005, and then as senior policy adviser at The Children's Society.
During her time in Parliament, Lisa has served on the front bench in a number of roles, including Shadow Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Shadow Children’s Minister and Shadow Minister for Civil Society. In 2016, Lisa resigned her position to co-chair Owen Smith's leadership challenge to Jeremy Corbyn, establishing herself as part of the soft left of the party. In 2020 Lisa stood as a candidate in the Labour leadership elections, coming third behind Keir Starmer and Rebecca Long-Bailey.
Throughout her career, Lisa has been vocal about her support for the European Union, increased internationalism and the need to address inequality, with a wealth tax being one of the key features of her leadership bid.