Kitty Ussher

Managing Director | Tooley Street Research

Kitty Ussher is a UK economist and former Labour party politician. She is currently the Managing Director of Tooley Street Research, a member of the Financial Services Consumer Panel and Chief Economic Adviser to Portland. She specialises in all areas of UK economic and industrial policy; recent projects have included low pay (including a Centre for London project on the London minimum wage), the wealth distribution and various aspects of financial services policy.

Kitty was the MP for Burnley from 2005-10, during which time she held ministerial positions in the Treasury and the Department for Work and Pensions, most notably as Economic Secretary to the Treasury in the early phase of the financial crisis. Her government experience also includes three years as special adviser to the then Department for Trade and Industry (2001-04) and she was also a councillor in the London Borough of Lambeth (1998-2002). She holds degrees in economics from Balliol College, Oxford and Birkbeck College, London and is also very slowly studying for a diploma in mathematics and statistics through the Open University.

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