Stephen Morgan is the first ever Labour Member of Parliament for Portsmouth South elected on 8 June 2017. The seat was won from a swing away from the Tories to Labour by 21.5%.
In July 2017 he was appointed by the Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Andrew Gwynne MP, to be a Parliamentary Private Secretary (PPS).
Stephen, who was born and bred in Fratton, has lived in Portsmouth all his life.
After attending local schools, he was the first in his family to go to university, and went on to complete an MA.
A former charity chief executive, he has over 18 years of experience working across council and public services including at Portsmouth City Council, and more recently, as Head of Community Engagement at the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, overseeing a £3m investment programme in communities.
Previously he has been the chair of governors at Arundel Court Junior School in Charles Dickens ward, a trustee of Age UK Portsmouth and vice-chair of governors at Priory School. He is a longstanding community activist with a wide range of knowledge and understanding of local issues and needs. His interest in culture and regeneration led him to be the chair of the Portsmouth Cultural Consortium for many years.
In May 2016, Stephen was elected a city councillor for Charles Dickens ward on Portsmouth City Council and is Leader of the Labour Group.
The ward covers Portsea, the city centre, Landport and parts of Buckland, Fratton and Somerstown.
A regular advice centre is held every third Saturday of the month (except August), 10am-12noon on the ground floor at the John Pounds Centre.
Any resident is welcome to pop in to this for advice and support from Stephen.
Other ‘pop up’ advice centres are set up on demand across the constituency and home visits are also available by appointment.