I was elected as the Conservative MP for East Surrey in December 2019. I was then appointed a Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Treasury in March 2020 and Minister for Disabled People at the Department of Work and Pensions in September 2022. I currently serve as Minister for Children, Families and Wellbeing at the Department for Education.
I started my career at Merrill Lynch, before leaving the City for a career in social justice policy. I focused on a wide range of issues from education to financial inclusion, to the regeneration of deprived communities including at the Centre for Social Justice. I then spent two years within Government as a Special Adviser, including at HM Treasury. I have a master’s degree in Maths and Philosophy from Oxford.
My local priorities include fixing our roads, supporting the local economy, and protecting our environment. In June 2020, I set up the East of Surrey Local Economic Taskforce with neighbouring MP Crispin Blunt to bring decision-makers across Surrey together to drive our economic strategy.