Preet Kaur Gill is Shadow Secretary of State for International Development and Britain’s first Sikh female MP.
Preet joined Centre Director Kezia Dugdale for a John Smith Centre Power Hour where they explored Preet’s background and entry into politics, as well as her experience as the first Sikh female MP and key issues in International Development; notably gender, the pandemic and the recent decision to merge FCO/DfID.
This online event was recorded on 27 July 2020. RUN TIME: 59 mins
About Preet Kaur Gill MP
Born and raised in the West Midlands, Preet was a social worker and a Councillor and Cabinet Member for Public Health and Protection prior to entering Parliament.
She is Vice-Chair of the Co-operative Parliamentary Party, a non-executive director of social housing charity Spring Housing, and Vice-President of the Local Government Association.
In the UK Parliament she chairs the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for British Sikhs, and co-chairs the APPGs for International Freedom of Religion or Belief and the West Midlands. Preet was recently featured in the Top 10 inspirational Sikh women in the UK as recognition of her work to engage more women and those from BAME backgrounds in politics, and Amnesty International UK’s ‘Who is Making History?’ list which acknowledges the work of women human rights defenders from across the UK.