Cheryl Gillan

British politician
Dame Cheryl Gllian

Dame Cheryl Elise Kendall Gillan DBE MP (born 21 April 1952 in Cardiff, Wales) is a British politician.[1] She was the Secretary of State for Wales from 2010 to 2012. She is a Conservative Party Member of Parliament (MP) for the Chesham and Amersham constituency in the House of Commons of the United Kingdom.

She was first elected in the 1992 general election and became the Shadow Secretary of State for Wales in 2005. When the Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition was formed on 11 May 2010, she became the Secretary of State for Wales.[2] She was dismissed from this post in a cabinet reshuffle in 2012.[3]

She is currently Chair of the 1922 committee since May 2019. This is the powerful committee of backbench Conservative MPs in the House of Commons.


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  3. "Sacked minister: I am only 60". BBC News. Retrieved 2019-05-29.