Nicky Morgan is the Member of Parliament for Loughborough and has 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. She is a regular contributor to programmes such as Question Time, The Andrew Marr Show, Daily Politics, Any Questions and other BBC Radio 4 and Radio 5live programmes.
As an outspoken current female MP and former Minister Nicky Morgan will be talking about why a woman’s place is in the House of Commons, why the 100th anniversary of women being able to vote and the election of the first female MP should be widely celebrated and why questions about the next steps in the electoral franchise should never stop – meaning now is the time to consider if the right to vote should be extended to all 16 year olds across the UK. Nicky actively supports the Fair.Vote campaign to lower the legal voting age to 16, acknowledging the need to include young people in decisions that will directly affect them such as the Brexit referendum, economy and housing.
Nicky chairs the influential House of Commons Treasury Select Committee, having been elected by her fellow MP’s to the post in July 2017. Her book Taught not Caught: Educating for 21st Century Character published in September 2017, discusses the necessity to build children’s positive personalities and characters on top of developing their skill sets and knowledge.
Nicky studied Law at Oxford University and worked as a solicitor specialising in Corporate Law, advising a range of private and public companies before her move to politics.
- 18.00 – Registration and Refreshments
- 18.30 – Lecture
- 19.30 – Q&A
- 19.45 – Networking and refreshments
This event is part of the Wonder Woman Programme
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