Lucy Powell to take seat in Commons later today

Lucy Powell MP
Lucy Powell was elected MP for Manchester Central last week. Credit: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

The winner of the Manchester by-election will take her seat in parliament later.

Lucy Powell, who's the new MP for Manchester Central, will be sworn into the House of Commons. She's the first female Member of Parliament for Manchester - home of the women's suffrage movement.


Manchester Central by-election

The Manchester Central constituency votes in a by-election after Tony Lloyd stands aside to run as a candidate in the Police and Crime Commissioner election.