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Gillian Merron MP – Parliamentary Secretary and Minister for the East Midlands

Gillian Merron MP


Gillian Merron MP was appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, responsible for Transport, on 5 May 2006. Before joining the Department for Transport, she was Lords Commissoner to HM Treasury (Government Whip), Assistant Government Whip, and Parliamentary Private Secretary to three Government ministers, firstly to Doug Henderson MP, Minister for the Armed Forces, then to Rt Hon Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean, Minister for Defence Procurement and finally to Rt Hon Dr John Reid MP, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland. Gillian Merron was elected MP for Lincoln in 1997.

Gillian Merron was born on 12 April 1959. She was educated at Wanstead High School and Lancaster University, where she gained a BSc (Hons) in Management Sciences. She started work in 1982 as a Business Development Advisor. She later became a Local Government Officer, and a Trade Union Official for NUPE and then UNISON.

Gillian's main interests outside of politics are supporting Lincoln City Football Club, running, gym and films.