Kitty Ussher

Kitty Ussher provides economic and policy analysis to Portland and its clients.

A former Treasury Minister, she is now a research fellow at the Smith Institute, an associate at the Centre for London, a member of The CityUK’s Independent Economists’ Panel and a co-founder of Labour in the City.

Kitty was an MP from 2005 to 2010, and her government experience also included three years as special adviser to the then Department of Trade and Industry from 2001 to 2004.

After the 2010 general election she wrote four pamphlets on economic and industrial policy as director of the think-tank Demos before moving to the Smith Institute in January 2012.