Stella Creasy is a British Labour Party and Co-operative Party politician who has served as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Walthamstow in London since 2010.

From 2011 until 2015, she was a member of Ed Miliband’s and Harriet Harman’s frontbench teams. Creasy ran for the Labour Party deputy leadership election after the party’s defeat in the 2015 general election, finishing second behind Tom Watson. She was a prominent critic of previous Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and backed Owen Smith in his failed bid to succeed him as leader in 2016.

Stella Creasy parents

Creasy was born in Sutton Coldfield, England, on April 5, 1977. She is the daughter of ardent Labour Party members Corinna Frances Avril and Philip Charles Creasy; her father is a professional opera singer, while her mother is the headteacher of a special needs school. Matthew Henry Creasy (born 1974), her older brother, is a professor. Creasy’s mother characterized her parents as “extremely aristocratic” and herself as “enormously privileged,” which influenced her decision to join Labour.

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