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Her father helped her get started using his trades union connections. |
Nichols was born in Romford, Essex, England and grew up in Reading, Berkshire. She has three sisters and three step-siblings. Her father Ged is the general secretary of the financial services trade union Accord and was appointed as the president of the TUC in 2019. She studied politics at the University of Liverpool, graduating in 2013. After graduation, she worked in Salford for five years for the USDAW trade union.
Nichols stood as the Labour candidate for Warrington North at the 2019 general election. She was elected with a majority of 1,509 votes. Prior to the election, Nichols worked as a national research and policy officer for the GMB trade union and was a previous women's officer of the youth wing of the party, Young Labour. She identifies ideologically as being on the left-wing of the Labour Party. Nichols supported Rebecca Long-Bailey in the 2020 Labour Party leadership election, but nominated Emily Thornberry to broaden the field of candidates.
After her election, she was the centre of a controversy when she tweeted in October that a group of S.S. Lazio fans who had been filmed making Nazi salutes in Glasgow should "get their heads kicked in". Nichols defended her comments in December, "These were people doing Nazi salutes on the streets of Britain... As a Jewish person whose grandfather fought in World War Two, ultimately sometimes I believe that fascism has to be physically confronted".'
She's a charmer!