Preet Kaur Gill
Shadow Minister for International Development
Assumed office
12 January 2018
Leader Jeremy Corbyn
Preceded by Roberta Blackman-Woods
Member of Parliament
for Birmingham, Edgbaston
Assumed office
8 June 2017
Preceded by Gisela Stuart
Majority 6,917 (15.8%)
Home Affairs Select Committee Member
In office
11 September 2017 – 5 February 2018
Succeeded by John Woodcock
Personal details
Born (1972-11-21) 21 November 1972 (age 51)
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Preet Kaur Gill (born 21 November 1972) is the Member of Parliament (MP) for Birmingham, Edgbaston since the 2017 general election. She is the first female British Sikh MP.

Parliamentary career

Gill was selected by the Labour Party to contest the Birmingham Edgbaston seat on 28 April 2017. Her selection followed the constituency's previous Labour MP Gisela Stuart decision not to seek re-election. Stuart had represented Birmingham Edgbaston since 1997. In the 2017 general election, Gill stood as the Labour and Co-operative candidate and was elected as MP with 24,124 (55.3%) votes and a majority of 6,917 (15.8%). She is the first female British Sikh MP. In July, she was elected as a member of the Home Affairs Select Committee. Gill is the chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Mentoring and Sikhs. On 12 January 2018, she was appointed to the shadow cabinet as International Development Minister (role shared with Dan Carden).