Maggie Throup was elected to serve as the Member of Parliament for Erewash in the 2015 General Election and was later elected to serve on the Commons Health Select Committee, having previously served on the Scottish Affairs Select Committee. In 2017 she was re-elected by the people of Erewash with an increased majority.
Maggie is a scientist turned businesswoman turned politician. After obtaining an Honours degree in Biology from Manchester University she worked for several years in the medical profession before establishing her own marketing company.
Maggie first entered politics through her involvement with a community campaign to save an area of green belt from development and has since gone on to lead a number of similar campaigns, most notably opposing the construction of the East Midlands HS2 Hub on green belt at Breaston.
In Parliament Maggie has become a passionate advocate for the wider use of diagnostic testing in order to reduce the amount of antibiotics that are wrongly prescribed, as well as establishing and Chairing the All Party Group on Obesity.
In 2015 Maggie was elected to serve on the Commons Health Select Committee, and has also previously severed on the Scottish Affairs Select Committee.
In her limited spare time Maggie is often found outdoors pursuing her interests of gardening, cycling and hiking.
If you need to contact Maggie you can reach her at any of the following:
0115 930 0521