Nicky Morgan is the Member of Parliament for Loughborough and served at the heart of Government as a Whip, Treasury Minister, Secretary of State for Education and Minister for Women and Equalities. An outstanding and memorable speaker Nicky worked at the heart of the UK government during one of its most important political and economic periods and is a regular contributor to programmes such as Question Time, Marr, Daily Politics, Any Questions and other BBC Radio 4 and Radio 5live programmes. Her book. ‘Taught not Caught: Educating for 21st Century Character’ was published on the 11th September 2017.
Nicky Morgan was elected as the Member of Parliament for the Loughborough constituency in 2010 having stood unsuccessfully in Islington South in 2001 and Loughborough in 2005 – which taught her a thing or two about resilience. She was re-elected in 2015 with a significantly increased majority.
In July 2014 she became Secretary of State for Education and Minister for Women and Equalities. She left the Government in 2016. During her time as Education Secretary and Minister for Women and Equalities Nicky oversaw the publication of the March 2016 Education White Paper, Educational Excellence Everywhere, led negotiations for the Department’s 2015 Spending Review settlement and 2015 and 2016 Budget allocations and oversaw a department of over 3000 people and a budget of £50 billion.Read More
She championed schools becoming academies, curriculum reforms which ensured young people are prepared for the world of work, the setting up of the Careers & Enterprise Company, the first Department for Education Character Awards and ensured there was specific ministerial responsibility, within education, for children’s mental health. She also led work by the Government Equalities Office on the introduction of the gender pay gap regulations, getting more women on the boards of listed companies and policies to address transphobic, biphobic and homophobic bullying in schools.
Nicky Morgan previously served as Economic Secretary at the Treasury and then Financial Secretary at the Treasury and worked on the 2012 Autumn Statement and 2013 Budget. Prior to this she was a Government Whip in the Coalition Government and worked with Lib Dem colleagues to ensure the Government got its legislation through the House of Commons. At the start of the 2010 Parliament she was elected by her peers to be a member of the Business, Innovation and Skills Select Committee before being appointed Parliamentary Private Secretary for the Universities Minister. Before she became a Minister Nicky led a ground-breaking general debate in 2012 on mental health in the House of Commons.
She studied Law at Oxford University and spent 16 years as a solicitor in the City of London until her election, mainly working in corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions.
Nicky Morgan speaks on general politics and the current political climate including Brexit, the work of MPs and the House of Commons as well as education and preparing young people for employment and character education. She also speaks about diversity and equality issues. Nicky enjoys sharing the lessons she has learnt from working in the male dominated worlds of law and politics, fighting for almost 10 years to get elected and sitting at the Cabinet table during a coalition government, general election campaign and EU Referendum.Read Less
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