About Amanda Solloway

I'm Amanda Solloway and I am proud to be the Member of Parliament for Derby North since 2019, having also represented you between 2015-2017.

I've lived in Derby for over 20 years and worked as a businesswoman, school governor and an active community volunteer.

I have been meeting residents across Derby North, at community events and visits. My commitment is to maintaining the trust that residents have shown me when voting in 2015 - by not only listening to your concerns but acting on them. I understand that you need a local MP that you can rely on to put Derby first.

During my time as MP I have been privileged to be the PPS to International Development Minister - a role that I really enjoyed and allowed me to become more involved with a Department about which I am particularly passionate. Britain has always led the way globally with aid and support that we provide to overseas nations.

I have also served on two committees - The Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee and the Joint Committee for Human Rights. 

As a member of the BEIS Committee I took part in inquiries looking in to some of the major challenges facing businesses around the UK. There are also a couple of inquiries of note that we carried out last year in to working practices at Sports Direct and the collapse of BHS. 

The Joint Committee for Human Rights chose me as their Rapporteur for Mental Health which was a real honour. During my time in this role I visited several prisons around the country to look in to the growing problem of self-inflicted deaths in custody, concluding with the committee carrying out an inquiry.