Justine Greening 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. Justine was first elected as the MP for Putney, Roehampton and Southfields in May 2005.
Locally, Justine has campaigned tirelessly on the issues that matter to our community. She has stood up for residents on concerns on extra aircraft noise and the Thames Tunnel main drive shaft proposed for Barn Elms, fought for the investment we need in our local transport and is working to make sure regeneration in Roehampton has the biggest possible impact for local people and that Southfields Village is improved. Alongside that she has dealt with casework for over 20,000 local constituents and has a regularly MP surgery so that she is around for residents to meet up with face to face.
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. In that role she has led the UK's efforts in Sierra Leone to combat ebola and our country's humanitarian response in places such as the Philippines after Typhoon Haiyan. Justine has put improving the lives of women and girls at the heart of the UK's international development approach. Justine held the first ever Girl Summit in London to mobilise international work to combat FGM and early and forced marriage, with young people at the centre of this work.
Justine then served as Secretary of State for Education and Minister for Women and Equalities from July 2016 to January 2018.