Meg Hillier

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Person.png Meg Hillier  Rdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
Meg Hillier.jpg
Born14 February 1969
Hampstead, London, England, UK
Alma materSt Hilda's College Oxford
ReligionRoman Catholicism
SpouseJoe Simpson
PartyLabour Co-op
British Labour and Co-operative politician

Employment.png Chair of the Public Accounts Committee Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
18 June 2015 - Present

Employment.png Shadow Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
8 October 2010 - 7 October 2011
Preceded byEd Miliband

Employment.png Mayor of Islington

In office
May 1998 - May 1999

Dame Margaret Olivia Hillier, known as Meg Hillier, is a British Labour and Co-operative politician who was elected as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Hackney South and Shoreditch at the 2005 general election, was a junior government minister (2007–10) and was succeeded by Caroline Flint as Shadow Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change in the Labour Party October 2011 reshuffle.[1] She has chaired the Public Accounts Committee since 2015.

An ardent supporter of the Remain campaign during the 2016 EU referendum, Meg Hillier announced that she was "devastated" that the UK voted to leave the EU and that the decision was fuelled by "xenophobic undertones".[2]


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