I am the Labour Party’s Member of Parliament for Edgbaston which includes Bartley Green, Harborne and Quinton. I was elected in June 2017.
I officially started my public life as a Councillor for the St Paul’s Ward, Sandwell Metropolitan Borough after being elected for the Labour Party on 3rd December 2012. I have been a Cabinet Member at Sandwell Council which comprises of the Leader and seven Cabinet Members each with a defined portfolio (or areas of responsibility). Collectively, the Cabinet make recommendations to the Council on the Council’s overall policy direction. My Cabinet portfolio is Public Health and Protection. I am also the Mental Health Champion for the council.
My passion for political life was inspired by her father who worked tirelessly for the local community and by his close friend Lord King who became the first Sikh peer in the UK. He encouraged me to ‘make a difference’ and to get the new generation to take on the mantle of serving their local community for a better Britain.
My appointments to public bodies include the Midland Joint Advisory Council for Clean Air and Noise Control; Midland Joint Advisory Council for Environmental Protection; West Midlands Combined Authority Board and West Midlands Police and Crime Panel.
In addition to my Council duties, I am a Director of Spring Social Housing Board whose ethos is to go back to the original ethos of the housing association movement and work with those most in housing need. I actively campaign on local and national matters, particularly human rights issues.
I have been a strong campaigner for better Sikh. BAME and female representation in public life speaking regularly on the subject at events and to the press. I work closely with the Sikh Network which has been instrumental in devising the Sikh Manifesto which sets out key recommendations for the Sikh community within the mainstream political context.
I have extensive experience in working in grassroots public service stemming from a background in working in social care working in the West Midlands for over two decades.
I hold a First class Honour’s degree in Sociology and Social work from the University of East London. I worked in India undertaking research on street children working with UNICEF and other Non-Gov organisations
Preet Gill Profile
Member of Parliament, Edgbaston
- Home Affairs Select Committee
- Chair APPG Sikh
Councillor, St Paul's Ward, Sandwell.
- Cabinet Member for Public Health & Protection
- Champion for Mental Health
Children's Services Manager
- 17 years experience in Birmingham working with most vulnerable children and families
Appointments to External Public Organisations
- Midland Joint Advisory Council for Clean Air and Noise Control
- Midland Joint Advisory Council for Environmental Protection
- West Midlands Combined Authority Board
- West Midlands Police and Crime Panel
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