One of the strongest voices in the referendum, Rt Hon Nicky Morgan MP served as Secretary of State for Education and Minister for Women and Equalities from 2014-2016 under David Cameron.
In the last Parliament, Nicky also served as the Financial Secretary and Economic Secretary to the Treasury, an Assistant Whip, the Parliamentary Private Secretary to David Willetts at the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills, and as a member of the BIS Select Committee.
Nicky’s interests in Parliament include Children’s Character in Education, Mental Health, Women’s Issues Transport, Heritage Railways and Small Businesses. Nicky has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Loughborough since 2010. She studied Jurisprudence at St Hughs college, Oxford University.
Nicky joined the Conservative Party in 1989 and was the Chair of Wessex Young Conservatives from 1995–97 and Vice-chair, Battersea Conservatives from 1997–99.
She was first selected for the Loughborough seat in 2004 and in the 2005 general election achieved a 5% Labour to Conservative swing compared to a national average of 3.1%, making Loughborough the most marginal seat in the East Midlands. In the 2010 General Election, she was elected as the MP for Loughborough on a swing of 5.5% with a majority of 3,744 votes. Nicky’s majority in the 2015 election went up to 9,183.