Fiona Mactaggart

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Rt Hon Fiona Mactaggart was elected Labour Party MP for Slough "in 1997 and served until the general election in 2017 when she stepped down. During her time as an MP she served on select committees on Public Administration, Children Schools and Families, Public Accounts and latterly Intelligence and Security. She founded the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Prostitution and Global Sexual Exploitation and in 2012 was elected Co-Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking, a post she continued to hold until 2017.

"Following the election, together with Baroness Butler-Sloss she chaired an enquiry into the experience of unaccompanied migrant and refugee children in Europe which was published in July 2017 by the Human Trafficking Foundation. From 1997 until 2001 she was parliamentary private secretary to Chris Smith, secretary of state for culture media and sport. In 2003 she was appointed as a minister in the Home Office, a role she held until 2006 when she stepped down because she wished to concentrate on recovering from Ovarian Cancer. In 2015 she was appointed to the Privy Council.

"Before she became an MP she was Chief Executive the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants, a primary teacher and lecturer. She serves as trustee of charities, including Commonweal Housing, and is currently chair of Agenda the charity for women and girls at risk as well as the Fawcett Society and Omnibus theatre Clapham." [1]

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  1. Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner Advisory panel, organizational web page, accessed July 8, 2020.