Saturday, 7 January 2012

Who is Maria Miller?

Maria Miller is the Conservative MP for Basingstoke and the next in line to be Secretary of State for Wales if and when Cheryl Gillan resigns over the Government's decision to continue with the HS2 rail link between London Euston and Birmingham which goes through her Amersham constituency.

Mrs Miller's claim to the job is that she is from Bridgend and was educated at Brynteg Comprehensive School. It's anybody's guess how much contact she has had with her Welsh roots since then or what knowledge she has of Welsh issues. She does not list any Welsh Committees on her biography.

Mrs Miller has been a member of parliament since 2005 and is currently the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Disability within the Department of Work and Pensions and has been leading on the critical changes to Disabilty Living Allowances as part of the welfare reforms.


Ian Johnson said...

Ms Miller appears to be responsible for the embarassing (but welcome) UK Government u-turn on qualifiation for the mobility component of DLA last year.

Apparently the Low review suggests that 'there was insufficient evidence' of examples of what the government claimed was happening.

Not very nice but unsurprising to know that reforms for our most vulnerable are in the hands of ministers who don't base their actions on evidence.

Anonymous said...

On her website its says..
Countries of interest : Canada.

She cuts down trees,
She eats her lunch,
She goes to the lavatory,
On Wednesdays she goes shopping,
and has buttered scones for tea...