Stella Creasy is undoubtedly one of the most impressive members of the 2010 intake of MPs (from any party). Despite not being in the Shadow Cabinet (yet) she’s built a national profile both inside the party, in her community and in the media – especially on the issue of legal loan sharking.
Creasy has the rare talent of being able to make a high street issue a Westminster issue – and for that, and much else besides, LabourList readers have chosen her as MP of the year. The Walthamstow MP beat off strong competition from Andy Burnham and last year’s winner Tom Watson to claim the prize.
Congratulations to Stella – someone I’m sure we will be seeing at Labour’s top table sooner rather than later.
878 of you voted in our end of year survey. Thanks to everyone who took part