Justine lives in West Hill in Putney. Born in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, Justine attended her local comprehensive school, before studying economics at Southampton University. She has an MBA from the London Business School and used to work in business before being elected as the MP for Putney, Roehampton and Southfields in May 2005.
In December 2005, Justine was appointed as a Vice Chairman of the Conservative Party, with responsibility for youth. In July 2007, she was appointed as a Shadow Minister for the Treasury and then in January 2009, she was appointed Shadow Minister for Communities and Local Government with responsibility for London by David Cameron.
Following the Election in May 2010, Justine was appointed as the Economic Secretary to the Treasury within the Coalition Government. In October 2011, Justine was then appointed to the role of Secretary of State for Transport.
In September 2012, Justine was appointed by the Prime Minister, David Cameron, to the role of Secretary of State for International Development.
Working for Putney, Roehampton & SouthfieldsJustine says: “It is a real privilege to represent Putney, Roehampton and Southfields in Parliament.
Locally, I am continuing to work hard on the issues that matter to all of us, protecting our quality of life and local environment, making sure crime is tackled and our public transport services improve.
On a national level, we have seen great results with the Coalition Government cancelling the third runway at Heathrow and car park charges in Richmond Park, issues our local community has campaigned on for many years.
Like many other residents, I think Putney is a great place to live and I hope I can continue to really make a difference for our community and stand up for our concerns. Whether its crime, the environment or the District Line, I’ll be there working with residents to make sure our views are listened to and acted upon. If you need my help as MP please do get in touch or come along to one of my weekly MP surgeries.”
Justine is also a school governor at Hotham Primary school and Elliott Secondary School in Putney.
To keep up to date with Justine’s work on local issues please see Justine’s latest community updates and press releases.