Environmental Audit Select Committee , Chair
First elected MP for Wakefield in 2005, Mary held the Environment, Transport and International Development briefs in the Shadow Cabinet between 2010 and 2015. Mary has served as Chair of the Environmental Audit Select Committee since Feb 2016.
Before Parliament, Mary taught entrepreneurship at Cranfield University’s School of Management and spent four years in Brussels working for an international NGO.
Born in Coventry, she attended the local comprehensive school and has degrees from Oxford (Modern Languages) and the LSE (European Studies).