Stella Creasy

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Stella Creasy is the Labour Party MP for Walthamstow. She entered Parliament at the 2010 general election, the previous MP, Neil Gerrard (Labour), having stepped down.

She has a PhD in Social Psychology from the London School of Economics[1].

Science Funding

In October 2010, Stella Creasy signed Early Day Motions 707: Government Funding for UK Science[2], and 767: Science is Vital Campaign[3]. Both motions supported investment in science in the face of cuts anticipated in the coalition government's forthcoming spending review.

Same-Sex Marriage

Stella Creasy voted in favour of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill at both its second reading in February 2013[4] and its third reading in May 2013[5].

Mitochondrial Donation

In February 2015 Stella Creasy voted in favour of allowing mitochondrial donation, which would allow women who carried mitochondrial diseases to give birth to children who would not inherit the disease[6]. An October 2014 briefing report by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA), which had been investigating the issue for three years, stated that there was no evidence to show that mitochondrial donation was unsafe[7]. However, some religious groups had said that such procedures should not be allowed[8]. After clearing both Houses mitochondrial donation is now legal, regulated by the HFEA.



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