Meg Hillier was re-elected MP for Hackney South and Shoreditch on May 7th 2015 with 30663 votes, taking 64.4% of the vote.
Meg Hillier was elected to the London Assembly in May 2000. She was a local councillor for eight years, and was the youngest ever Mayor of Islington in 1998/99.
Meg was elected to the London Assembly to represent Hackney, Islington and Waltham Forest in 2000. She stood down at the 10 June 2004 election after her selection as the Parliamentary candidate for Hackney South and Shoreditch.
She chaired the London Assembly's Culture, Sport and Tourism committee. This committee monitored the Mayor's work in these areas and was the London watchdog on sports and culture issues. She produced a report on the future of football in London, ruling out ground share, and questioned the Royal Shakespeare Company for not showing Shakespeare in London. She also led the Assembly's cross party work on London Weighting.
She is a trustee of the charity War Memorials Trust.
Meg, a former journalist, has worked in or campaigned on housing issues for a decade and chaired the London Assembly's inquiry into housing for key workers in 2000.
She has campaigned for many years to keep the East London Line Extensions, from Shoreditch to Dalston, on track. Transport is one of her key priorities - she has championed new buses coming to Hackney including the Shoreditch Hoppa, 388 and 308 routes. Housing, childcare, schools and jobs are other priorities for her in Hackney. Meg is married with two young children.
She became shadow energy and climate change secretary after the 2010 general election, a role she retained until October 2011. After the 2015 election, she was appointed Chair of the Public Accounts Committee.
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