SpecialityFormer member of Parliament
Former member of ParliamentMargot James was first elected as the Conservative Member of Parliament for Stourbridge in 2010, and was re-elected with an increased majority in 2015, and again in 2017. Margot was previously an Assistant Government Whip under Prime Minister David Cameron, with responsibility for Education and Equalities. On 18th July 2016, Margot was appointed by the new Prime Minister, Theresa May, to serve as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. Following the January 2018 reshuffle, Margot was promoted once again, this time to serve as Minister for Digital and Creative Industries at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. Until the 2015 General Election, Margot held the position of Parliamentary Private Secretary to William Hague, Leader of the House of Commons. She was previously PPS to Lord Livingston, Minister for Trade and Investment and his predecessor Lord Green. Margot has since had the Conservative whip reinstated, but is not standing in the upcoming general election so is no longer an MP. As well as having a varied political career, Margot is a successful businesswoman.