About Meg Hillier

Meg is the Member of Parliament for Hackney South and Shoreditch.

First elected in 2005, Meg has been a junior Home Office Minister and Shadow Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change.

In 2015, Meg was elected by MPs from across both sides of the House of Commons to Chair the Public Accounts Committee. The cross-party committee scrutinises the value for money of public spending and holds the government to account for the delivery of public services. Read about the Committee here.

Meg served on The Speaker of the House of Commons’ Digital Democracy Commission. Set up by the Speaker, the Commission investigated the opportunities digital technology can bring for parliamentary democracy in the UK and reported in January 2015. Read about the Commission here.

Meg is also Vice-Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Global Health and Vice-Chair of the Cycling All Party Parliamentary Group.

Before entering Parliament, Meg represented Hackney, Islington and Waltham Forest on the London Assembly, was a local councillor for eight years, and was the youngest ever Mayor of Islington in 1998/99.

Over the next five years, Meg will continue to fight and stand up for Hackney.