Former Secretary of State for Education & Minister for Women and Equalities
Nicky Morgan, born in 1972, stood as the Conservative Candidate for Loughborough at the 2005 General Election and again in 2010, when she was elected to Parliament to be Loughborough’s voice in Westminster.
She has been married to Jonathan, an architect and now Councillor for the Loughborough Outwoods Ward, since July 2000 and they have a son who was born in 2008.
Nicky grew up in Surrey and studied law at Oxford University. She worked as a solicitor specialising in Corporate Law advising a range of private and public companies from 1994 till her election in 2010.
In July 2014 Nicky was appointed by the Prime Minister to become Secretary of State for Education. She is also Minister for Women and Equalities.
Nicky previously served as Financial Secretary to the Treasury (2014), Minister for Women (2014), Economic Secretary to the Treasury (2013 – 14), an Assistant Government Whip (2012 – 13) and the Parliamentary Private Secretary (PPS) to the Rt Hon. David Willetts MP, Cabinet Minister for Universities and Science (2010 – 12). In summer 2010, she was elected by her fellow MPs to serve on the Business, Innovation and Skills Select Committee, but gave up that position following her appointment as a PPS.
Paralympian & Crossbench Peer
President of Murray Edwards College
Environmental Law Barrister
Professor of IT Ethics
Senior Adviser Welsh Affairs for Severn Trent Water and Former Director, BT Wales