Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Adult and Childhood Obesity
Maggie is a scientist turned businesswoman, who held the Derbyshire constituency of Erewash in May 2015 for the Conservative Party with an increased majority.
After obtaining an Honours degree in Biology from Manchester University, she began her career at Calderdale Health Authority as a medical laboratory scientist, spending seven years in the role and gaining professional qualifications in Haematology. Remaining in the health sector, Maggie moved into medical diagnostics sales and marketing with a pharmaceutical company, before establishing her own marketing company.
Maggie first entered politics through her involvement with a community campaign to save an area of green belt from development and has since gone on to lead a number of similar campaigns, most notably opposing the construction of the East Midlands HS2 Hub on green belt at Breaston.
In Parliament Maggie has become a passionate advocate for the wider use of diagnostic testing in order to reduce the amount of antibiotics that are wrongly prescribed, as well as establishing and Chairing the All Party Group on Obesity. In 2015 Maggie was elected to serve on the Commons Health Select Committee, and has also previously severed on the Scottish Affairs Select Committee. In her limited spare time Maggie is often found outdoors pursuing her interests of gardening, cycling and hiking.