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Lilian Greenwood MP, Chair of the Transport Select Committee
Lilian Greenwood was elected on 6th May 2010 to serve as the Labour Member of Parliament for Nottingham South. The constituency extends from Nottingham city centre to the Southern boundary of the Clifton estate, and the western edges of Wollaton. It includes two universities (The University of Nottingham and Nottingham Trent University – Clifton campus) and the Queen’s Medical Centre hospital.
As a former regional official for the trade union, UNISON, representing public service workers, Lilian campaigned successfully on a range of issues such as equality, improving pensions, increasing funding for the health service and workers’ rights. She remains committed to these issues while in Parliament.
Lilian has helped secure £60 million of funding to refurbish the city’s train station, an extension to Nottingham’s tram network and the upgrading of the A453.
In October 2010, the new Leader of the Labour Party, Ed Miliband MP asked Lilian to take on the position of Assistant Whip and to assist the Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions.
In October 2011, the Labour Leader asked Lilian to take on a role in the transport team with responsibility for the local transport brief. In January 2013 she switched to the shadow rail brief. Lilian was appointed the role of Shadow Secretary of State for Transport September 2015 until June 2016.
In 2017 she was elected Chair of the Commons Transport Select Committee in July 2017.