Margot James was Minister of State for the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport in January 2018 to July 2019. Margot was previously Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy from July 2016 to January 2018. She was elected Conservative MP for Stourbridge in May 2010.
Margot was educated at Millfield School and studied Economics and Government at the London School of Economics.
Margot served as Assistant Government Whip from May 2015 until July 2016.
Margot was Parliamentary Private Secretary to Lord Green during his period as Minister for Trade and Investment. She served as a local councillor in Kensington and Chelsea from 2006 to 2008.
Career before politics
Margot worked in sales and marketing for her father’s business, MJI based in Birmingham. In 1986 she co-founded Shire Health Group, a public relations and medical education business. It was sold in 2004.
Margot lives with her partner in South Kensington and Oldswinford, Stourbridge.
Previous roles in government
- The Digital Skills Partnership Board and Terms of Reference
- Implementing the European Electronic Communications Code
- New Build Developments: Delivering gigabit-capable connections
- Ensuring tenants’ access to gigabit-capable connections
- Board announced for new UK Council for Internet Safety
- NIS Regulations: Digital Service Providers (EU Exit) Call for Views
- UK and South Korea go underground for innovative new 5G partnership
- Tackling fraud in government with data analytics
- Margot James' speech at the London Design Biennale Summit 2019
- Universities recognised for excellence in cyber security