Preet Gill, British Labour and Co-operative Member of Parliament and Shadow Secretary of State for International Development, joins ODI in conversation to discuss her new, future-focused vision for an international development agenda.
This conversation rethinks existing paradigms in global challenges and the UK's international standing, and discusses how high income countries can make good on their commitments to climate finance and other key issues.
Preet Gill is the Labour and Co-operative Member of Parliament for Birmingham, Edgbaston, Shadow Secretary of State for International Development, and the UK’s first female Sikh MP. Born and raised in the West Midlands, Preet was a social worker and a Councillor and Cabinet Member for Public Health and Protection prior to entering Parliament. She is Chair of the Co-operative Party Parliamentary Group, a patron of social housing charity Spring Housing, and Vice-President of the Local Government Association. In Parliament she chairs the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for British Sikhs, and co-chairs the APPG for International Freedom of Religion or Belief and the West Midlands. In 2020, she was named MP of the Year by the Patchwork Foundation.