MP Briefings Helping You Influence

MP Briefing: Maggie Throup MP (Erewash)

Event Information:

Type: Information and Policy

Date: Thursday, 13 May 2021

Time: 1:30pm - 2:30pm

Available To: Members Only

Member Price: FREE

This online session gives you the chance to raise issues and ask questions directly to local Members of Parliament. This is an opportunity to discuss current working conditions and highlight concerns with key decision-makers.

The meeting will be of particular interest to businesses who reside in the Erewash constituency, but is open to all businesses. We are asking attendees to submit questions in advance, although there will also be an opportunity to ask questions online on the day. You can submit your questions online to here

Benefits of attending

  • Making your voice heard, and to raise day-to-day operating issues that might be missed amid the current ‘noise’ over coronavirus;
  • Understand how others are preparing their businesses;
  • Use the gravitas of the Chamber to influence and campaign on the business issues that matter – locally, regionally, and nationally.


Maggie is a scientist turned businesswoman, who held the Derbyshire constituency of Erewash in 2015 and again in 2017 for the Conservative Party with an increased majority on both occasions.

After obtaining an Honours degree in Biology from Manchester University, she began her career at Calderdale Health Authority as a medical laboratory scientist, spending seven years in the role and gaining professional qualifications in Haematology. Remaining in the health sector, Maggie moved into medical diagnostics sales and marketing with a pharmaceutical company before establishing her own marketing company.

Maggie first entered politics through her involvement with a community campaign to save an area of green belt from development and has since gone on to lead a number of similar campaigns, most notably opposing the construction of the East Midlands HS2 Hub on green belt at Breaston.

In Parliament, Maggie has become a passionate advocate for the wider use of diagnostic testing in order to reduce the amount of antibiotics that are wrongly prescribed, as well as establishing and Chairing the All Party Parliamentary Group on Obesity.

In 2015, Maggie was elected to serve on the House of Commons Health Select Committee, and has also previously served on the Scottish Affairs Select Committee.

In Government, Maggie has served both as Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Secretary of State at The Department for Health and Social Care and now as a Government Whip.

In her limited spare time, Maggie is often found outdoors pursuing her interests of gardening and hill walking.

How to book

To book your place please follow the online booking procedure below - a confirmation email will then be sent to you with the link to join the online webinar using Microsoft Teams.  For more information, please email:


Book Your Place

Submit your booking today using the form below.

NOTE: All fields are required