Wendy Morton was elected as Conservative Member of Parliament for Aldridge-Brownhills in 2015. Before entering Parliament Wendy began her career as an executive officer in the Diplomatic Service, before setting up an electronics manufacturing company with her husband. She is currently a member of the International Development Select Committee and in the reshuffle of September 2016 Wendy was promoted to Parliamentary Private Secretary at the newly created Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy.
In Wendy’s first year in Parliament she successfully steered a Private Members Bill through Parliament, which received Royal Assent and became law. The NHS (Charitable Trusts etc.) Act 2016 ensures that Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity retains the royalties to J.M. Barrie’s play Peter Pan. The Act also removed the requirement for the Secretary of State for Health to appoint trustees of NHS charities, something which will provide these organisations with clear independence and more freedom to grow and flourish.
For many years Wendy has supported volunteering and social action, and has been actively involved in many local community projects. Wendy was a Vice Chairman of the Conservative Party between 2013 and 2015 with responsibility for Social Action, and for a number of years has been involved with the Party's international social action initiative Project Umubano, which has organised projects in Rwanda, Burundi, and Sierra Leone.”
Outside of politics Wendy has taken part in many charity walks and runs. She is an active Rotarian, and she enjoys collecting art deco ceramics. She also enjoys spending time canal boating with family and friends.
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