Maria Miller was appointed as Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport in September 2012. She was elected Conservative MP for Basingstoke on 5 May 2005.
Maria was educated at Brynteg Comprehensive School, Bridgend and the London School of Economics. After graduating, she worked in marketing and as a company director at Grey Advertising Ltd and The Rowland Company.
She served as Shadow Minister for Education between 2005 and 2006, as Shadow Minister for Family Welfare between 2006 and 2007 and as Shadow Minister for Families from 2007 to 2010.
In May 2010 she was appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Disabled People.