Meg Hillier was elected to serve as Member of Parliament for Hackney South and Shoreditch in May 2005. She is currently Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Identity at the Home Office.
Meg previously represented Hackney in the London Assembly where she was a vigorous campaigner for the recently-opened East London Line extension, better housing and getting more buses for Hackney.
In her first term as MP Meg championed Hackney in Parliament and pressed for funding for the borough.
Meg has campaigned on housing issues, pushing for greater and more affordable family homes and help for those in overcrowded situations.
She has also worked to ensure new transport links a lasting legacy for Hackney from Olympics investment and more jobs for Hackney residents on the Olympics site.
Meg has strongly supported action on climate change.
Meg has dealt with over 11,000 individual constituency cases over the last five years.
“I will continue to fight for Hackney at every opportunity; for jobs for Hackney residents and help for young people; for more school improvements and health centres; to protect public services and support working families. I will continue to support the police to clear our streets of crime.
“Hackney has got much better in the last few years. We need to make sure that all Hackney residents benefit and no-one gets left out. Don’t let it fall into the wrong hands.”
Meg is married and has three children.