Gillian Merron: 1997 – 2010
Gillian Merron was our Member of Parliament from 1st May 1997 – 6th May 2010.
As Lincoln’s first Labour MP in 18 years, Gillian worked hard to represent and promote the interests of our community. Gillian lead successful campaigns including securing the dualling of the A46, a new London-to-Lincoln direct rail link, the establishment and major expansion of the University of Lincoln, a Sexual Assault Referral Centre, and the renewed commitment by Siemens to a strong presence in Lincoln.
As Lincoln’s MP, Gillian was always a very well recognised and friendly face across the city, supporting many local groups and causes such as Breathe Easy, Mencap, the Lincoln Beevor Bands, Lincoln Civic Trust and Girlguiding UK. In special recognition of her support, Lincolns 50-61 Squadron Association have now made Gillian an Honorary Member – one of only two in their long history.
Every year, Gillian joined thousands of Lincoln people to run both the Lincoln 10k and the Santa Run and was a regular at Sincil Bank, cheering on the Imps.
In addition to being a committed constituency MP, Gillian also served as a Government Minister for Transport, the Cabinet Office, International Development, Foreign & Commonwealth Office and as Minister of State for Public Health. Gillian was also a senior Government Whip and volunteered to do the Armed Forces Parliamentary Scheme with the RAF.
Gillian is now Chief Executive of The Board of Deputies of British Jews.
If you would like to contact Gillian please contact her at Gillian Merron