Nicky Morgan, born in 1972, stood as the Conservative Candidate for Loughborough at the 2005 General Election and again in 2010, when she was first elected to Parliament to be Loughborough’s voice in Westminster.
She has been married to Jonathan, an architect and Councillor for the Loughborough Outwoods Ward, since July 2000 and they have a son who was born in 2008.
Nicky studied law at Oxford University. She worked as a solicitor specialising in Corporate Law advising a range of private and public companies from 1994 till her election in 2010.
Nicky previously served as Secretary of State for Education and Minister for Women and Equalities (2014 - 16); Financial Secretary to the Treasury (2014); Minister for Women (2014); Economic Secretary to the Treasury (2013 - 14); an Assistant Government Whip (2012 - 13); and the Parliamentary Private Secretary (PPS) to the Rt Hon. David Willetts MP, Cabinet Minister for Universities and Science (2010 - 12).
Nicky was re-elected as the Member of Parliament for Loughborough in the 2015 and 2017 General Elections and, in July 2017, she was elected by MPs on all sides of the House of Commons as Chair of the Treasury Select Committee.
As Chair of the Committee, Nicky has particularly focused on issues affecting consumers overseeing inquiries into household finances, access to financial services, economic crime, childcare, student loans and the IT resilience of our major financial institutions. She has also led high profile work on women and diversity in finance, including examining the continuing gender pay gap and ensured the Bank of England and HM Treasury all published their economic analyses of the withdrawal agreement before the first Brexit vote.
She is the author of ‘Taught not Caught: Educating for Character in the 21st Century.’