Independent Group Member of Parliament for Liverpool Wavertree
Course: BCom Commerce with Spanish, 2004
Luciana may be of interest to students of Politics, International Relations and Social Policy, and/or those with an interest in careers in politics or government, strategy or environmental and energy policy.
Luciana Berger was elected as the Member of Parliament for Liverpool Wavertree in 2010. Since then, she has held various shadow ministerial positions, including Shadow Minister for Energy and Climate Change, Shadow Minister for Public Health and was the first ever Shadow Cabinet Minister for Mental Health.
Luciana is a member of the Health and Social Care Select Committee. Having left the Labour Party in February, she currently serves as spokesperson for Health, Home Affairs and Digital and Culture for The Independent Group.
Before entering Parliament, Luciana worked for the management consultancy firm Accenture advising FTSE 100 companies including Barclays and BP, as well as the London Stock Exchange. She then joined its Government Strategy Unit supporting UK Government departments including the Treasury before the 2006 Comprehensive Spending Review and Prime Minister Tony Blair’s Delivery Unit focusing on health.
After leaving Accenture Luciana was appointed Government and Parliamentary Manager for the National Health Service Confederation. From 2007 to her election in 2010, Luciana was the Director of a not-for-profit campaigning and education organisation working towards peace in the Middle East.
Luciana is an advisory board member of the Money and Mental Health Policy Institute, a vice-president of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy, and an honorary fellow of the University of Liverpool’s Heseltine Institute.
Luciana was awarded the Anthony Nolan Political Supporter of the Year 2014, UK Sexual Health Awards Parliamentarian of the Year 2015, Parliamentary Campaigner of the Year at the Positive Practice Collaborative National Mental Health Awards 2016, and the Patchwork Foundation’s People’s Choice Backbencher of the Year Award 2018. Luciana received the Jo Cox Memorial Award for Bravery & Heroism at the 2018 #No2H8 Crime Award in September 2018.
Luciana has a BCom with Spanish degree from the University of Birmingham, and an MSc in Government, Politics and Policy from Birkbeck College, University of London.
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