Children and Young People's Mental Health: New Normal - Same Crisis
- 08:30 - 17:15
- The Royal National Hotel, London
Gillian Keegan was first elected to parliament in June 2017, and re-elected in 2019. Since becoming an MP Gillian has occupied several positions. She was elected to the Public Accounts Select Committee in September 2017. The Committee scrutinises public spending and generally holds the government and its civil servants to account for the delivery of public services.
In December 2018, Gillian stepped down from the committee as she was appointed as the Parliamentary Private Secretary (PPS) to Her Majesty’s Treasury serving the Ministerial portfolio. The appointment from the Prime Minister required Gillian to assist Treasury Ministers in their official departmental and parliamentary duties.
Gillian was then later promoted to serve as the principal PPS at the Ministry of Defence serving the Secretary of State, and several months later she was elevated again to serve as the PPS to the Home Secretary, a position she held until August 2019. Most recently she served as the PPS to Matt Hancock at the Department for Health and Social Care.
In February 2020, Gillian was elevated to Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Education where she is the Minister responsible for Apprenticeships and Skills - Gillian was the first apprentice to serve as the Minister responsible for them.
In September 2021, Gillian was promoted to Minister of State at the Department for Health and Social Care, where she is the Minister responsible for Care.
Before entering Government Gillian was very active, frequently participating in debates both in the Chamber and Westminster Hall. She also sat on several All Party Parliamentary Groups on issues covering cancer care, international development and education.