Member of Parliament for Stourbridge
Minister of State for the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Margot James was born and raised in Coventry and graduated in economics and government from the LSE. Margot co-founded and grew a health care public relations company, which she sold to WPP in 1999.
Margot served as a non executive board director of Parkside NHS Trust and is currently a governor of Redhill School and the LSE.
Margot stood in the 2005 general election in the constituency of Holborn & St Pancras, was a councillor in Kensington & Chelsea and served as Vice Chairman of the Conservative Party for women between 2006 and 2010.
Margot was elected to Parliament in 2010 to represent the constituency of Stourbridge. Margot served on the business select committee and is parliamentary private secretary to the Trade Minister. She chairs the All Party Group on Trade & Investment and has led trade missions to Singapore, Indonesia and Brazil.
Margot lives with her partner Jay and divides her time between homes in London and Oldswinford.
Margot was appointed Minister of State for the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport in January 2018. Margot was previously Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy from July 2016 to January 2018.