Amanda Milling is the Conservative candidate for Cannock Chase, first elected to Parliament at the General Election in May 2015.
Amanda studied Economics and Statistics at University College London, after which Amanda built up a successful career in market research, specialising for a large part in the financial services sector. Before entering Parliament, Amanda was Director and Head of Clients at Optimisa Research. In 2009 Amanda became a local Conservative Councillor and was a campaign organiser for several local and national elections.
In Parliament, Amanda has served on the Business, Innovation and Skills Select Committee as well as the Education, Skills and Economy Sub-Committee and Committees for Arms Export Controls. As part of these committees Amanda has been involved in some high profile inquiries, including those looking at the quality of Higher Education, the working practices at Sports Direct and the collapse of BHS.
Amanda is currently a member of the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Select Committee and has also served on several Bill Committees including the Higher Education and Research Bill, Welfare Reform Bill and the Policing and Crime Bill, to name a few.
In Parliament Amanda’s main areas of interest include education and young people (including career advice, apprenticeships and higher education); collaboration between blue light services and business & enterprise (with a particular focus on trade & exports).
Amanda served as Parliamentary Private Secretary (PPS) to the Minister of State for the Commonwealth and the UN, the Minister for the Middle East and Africa and the Minister for Asia and the Pacific.
Locally, Amanda has been an active campaigner relating to all the issues that have come about from the closure of the Rugeley B Power Station; the delivery of the Chase Line electrification project and supporting young people into work.
Amanda supports a wide variety of local groups, organisations and local charities including the Royal British Legion, the Rotary Clubs, the Lions Clubs and Soroptimists, Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children and the Hibbs Lupus Trust – to name a few!
Amanda was born in Burton upon Trent and brought up in a nearby Staffordshire village. She now lives in Brereton. Living in Cannock Chase means that Amanda is always out and about in Cannock, Hednesford, Rugeley and our villages attending events as well as visiting residents and businesses.