Lilian Greenwood

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Lilian Greenwood

MP
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Greenwood in 2020
Chair of the Transport Select Committee
In office
13 July 2017 29 January 2020
Preceded by Louise Ellman
Succeeded by Huw Merriman
Shadow Secretary of State for Transport
In office
14 September 2015 26 June 2016
Leader Jeremy Corbyn
Preceded by Michael Dugher
Succeeded by Andy McDonald
Member of Parliament
for Nottingham South
Assumed office
6 May 2010
Preceded by Alan Simpson
Majority12,568 (26.1%)
Personal details
Born
Lilian Rachel Greenwood

(1966-03-26) 26 March 1966 (age 54)
Bolton, England, UK
Political party Labour
Alma mater St Catharine's College,
Cambridge
Website Official website

Lilian Rachel Greenwood (born 26 March 1966) [1] [2] is a British Labour Party politician, who has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Nottingham South since the 2010 general election.

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Pre-parliamentary career

Greenwood was born on the 26 March 1966 in Bolton, Lancashire. [3] She attended Canon Slade School, a Church of England state secondary school in Bolton before attending St. Catharine's College, Cambridge. She moved to Southwell in Nottinghamshire in 1999. [4] She worked in Nottingham for the public sector trade union, UNISON for 17 years prior to 2010. [5]

Parliamentary career

Greenwood was selected as the Labour Party candidate for the 2010 general election after the incumbent Labour MP, Alan Simpson, announced in 2007 that he would not stand for re-election. [6] She was elected as the MP with 37.3% of the vote, a margin of 4.4% over her closest rival. [7]

In July 2010, she was appointed to the Transport Select Committee. [8] She was subsequently appointed as an Assistant Whip.

In late September 2011, she was asked by Ed Miliband (Leader of the Labour Party) to take the role of Shadow Minister of Transport.

She was re-elected at the 2015 general election.

Following the election of Jeremy Corbyn as Leader of the Labour Party, on 14 September 2015 she was named as the Shadow Secretary of State for Transport. [9] Following the Brexit referendum, Greenwood resigned, among with dozens of her colleagues, in protest against what she saw as Jeremy Corbyn's weak leadership. [10] [11] She supported Owen Smith in the failed attempt to replace Jeremy Corbyn in the 2016 Labour Party (UK) leadership election. [12]

She was re-elected at the 2017 general election.

Greenwood has served on the Transport Committee, Education Committee, Regulatory Reform Committee and Liaison Committee. [13]

On 14 February 2020, Greenwood self-quarantined herself after learning that she and Alex Sobel, another Labour MP, had attended a conference eight days earlier where a confirmed 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic case had also been in attendance. [14]

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References

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  2. "Your representatives – Lilian Greenwood". Democracy Live. BBC News. Retrieved 15 September 2015.
  3. "Who's Who". Ukwhoswho.com. Retrieved 9 May 2015.
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  6. Staff writer (18 February 2007). "Blair critic to stand down as MP". BBC News. Retrieved 7 May 2010.
  7. Staff writer (7 May 2010). "Election 2010 – Nottingham South". BBC News. Retrieved 7 May 2010.
  8. ThisIsNottingham (5 July 2010). "Lilian Greenwood wins seat on transport committee". Nottingham Post. Archived from the original on 14 June 2012. Retrieved 8 July 2010.
  9. Staff writer (14 September 2015). "Five Midlands politicians appointed to new Shadow Cabinet". ITV News. Retrieved 15 September 2015.
  10. Syal, Rajeev; Perraudin, Frances; Slawson, Nicola (27 June 2016). "Shadow cabinet resignations: who has gone and who is staying". The Guardian. Retrieved 14 September 2016.
  11. Greenwood, Lilian (18 July 2016). "Jeremy Corbyn continually undermined me in the job I loved". New Statesman. Retrieved 18 July 2016.
  12. "Full list of MPs and MEPs backing challenger Owen Smith". LabourList. 21 July 2016. Retrieved 15 July 2019.
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  14. "Coronavirus: Two MPs axe engagements after attending same conference as COVID-19 patient". Sky News. Retrieved 14 February 2020.
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Alan Simpson
Member of Parliament
for Nottingham South

2010–present
Incumbent
Political offices
Preceded by
Michael Dugher
Shadow Secretary of State for Transport
2015–2016
Succeeded by
Andy McDonald