Lilian Greenwood

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Lilian Greenwood
Lilian Greenwood Labour MP.jpg
Shadow Secretary of State for Transport
Assumed office
14 September 2015
Leader Jeremy Corbyn
Preceded by Michael Dugher
Member of Parliament
for Nottingham South
Assumed office
6 May 2010
Preceded by Alan Simpson
Majority 6,936 (16.0%)
Personal details
Born Lilian Rachel Greenwood
(1966-03-26) 26 March 1966 (age 49)
Bolton, England
Political party Labour
Alma mater St Catharine's College,
Website Official website

Lilian Rachel Greenwood[1] (born 26 March 1966)[2] is a British Labour Party politician, who has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Nottingham South since 2010.

Pre-parliamentary career[edit]

She was brought up in Bolton, Lancashire,[3] where she attended Canon Slade School before going up to St. Catharine's College, Cambridge. She moved to Southwell in Nottinghamshire in 1999.[4] She worked in Nottingham for the public sector trade union, UNISON for 17 years prior to 2010.[5]


She was selected as the Labour Party candidate for the 2010 UK General Election after the incumbent Labour MP, Alan Simpson, announced in 2007 that he would not stand for re-election.[6] She was elected with 37.3% of the vote; a majority of 4.4% over her closest rival.[7]

In July 2010, she was appointed to the Transport Select Committee.[8] She was subsequently appointed as an Assistant Whip.

In late September 2011, she was asked by Ed Miliband (Leader of the Labour Party) to take the role of Shadow Minister of Transport.

Following the election of Jeremy Corbyn as Leader of the Labour Party, on 14 September 2015 she was named as the Shadow Secretary of State for Transport.[9]


  1. ^ The London Gazette: no. 59418. p. 8744. 13 May 2010.
  2. ^ "Your representatives - Lilian Greenwood". Democracy Live (BBC News). Retrieved 15 September 2015. 
  3. ^ "Who's Who". Retrieved 9 May 2015. 
  4. ^ [1][dead link]
  5. ^ [2][dead link]
  6. ^ "Blair critic to stand down as MP". BBC News. 18 February 2007. Retrieved 7 May 2010. 
  7. ^ "Election 2010 - Nottingham South". BBC News. Retrieved 7 April 2010. 
  8. ^ "Lilian Greenwood wins seat on transport committee". website. Nottingham Post. 5 July 2010. Retrieved 8 July 2010. 
  9. ^ "Five Midlands politicians appointed to new Shadow Cabinet". ITV News. 14 September 2015. Retrieved 15 September 2015. 
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Alan Simpson
Member of Parliament
for Nottingham South

Political offices
Preceded by
Michael Dugher
Shadow Secretary of State for Transport