Lilian Greenwood was elected on 6th May 2010 to serve as the Labour Member of Parliament for Nottingham South – which covers the wards of Bridge, Clifton North, Clifton South, Dunkirk and Lenton, Leen Valley, Radford and Park, Wollaton East and Lenton Abbey and Wollaton West.
The constituency extends from Nottingham city centre, including the Old Market Square and the Lace Market, out to the Southern boundary of the Clifton estate, and the western edges of Wollaton. It includes two universities (The University of Nottingham and Nottingham Trent University – Clifton campus) and the Queen’s Medical Centre hospital.
As a former regional official for the trade union, UNISON, representing public service workers, Lilian campaigned successfully on a range of issues such as equality, improving pensions, increasing funding for the health service and workers’ rights. She remains committed to these issues while in Parliament, speaking in hundreds of debates and regularly questioning Ministers and the Prime Minister– which you can find information about here.
Lilian is determined to stand up for Nottingham South and has already helped secure £60 million of funding to refurbish the city’s train station, an extension to Nottingham’s tram network and the upgrading of the A453. As well as this, Lilian has worked with local partners to bring the Nottingham Greener HousiNG11 external wall insulation scheme to Clifton, helped secure funding for Decent Homes in Nottingham and has campaigned to bring about regulation of landlords and Homes of Multiple Occupation.
As the MP for Nottingham South, Lilian has an office in the city centre. Since she was elected she has visited a wide range of community groups, schools, businesses and organisations across her constituency – if you would like Lilian to visit your group, you can contact her here. As well as visiting groups, Lilian holds advice surgeries every week to help individual constituents with a wide range of issues which can range from problems with benefits, child support payments, housing or immigration; to listening to people’s concerns regarding the Tory Government’s legislation and plans.
In October 2010, the new Leader of the Labour Party, Ed Miliband MP asked Lilian to take on the position of Assistant Whip, giving her responsibility for organising other Labour MPs when the party votes in the House of Commons and to assist the Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions in challenging the Coalition Government, holding them to account over their programme of severe cuts.
In October 2011, the Labour Leader asked Lilian to take on a role in the transport team with responsibility for the local transport brief. In January 2013 she switched to the shadow rail brief.
On 14th September 2015, Lilian was appointed the role of Shadow Secretary of State for Transport, a post she held for 9 months.
In October 2016, Lilian became a member of the Education Select Committee.
Following the General Election in 2017, Lilian was elected as Chair of the Transport Select Committee. To see what the Committee is up to, click here.