Established consultant working on governance issues including parliamentary processes, political party development, gender mainstreaming and women's leadership. She also writes on social policy, and increasing the numbers of women working in science, engineering, technology and construction.
She was a Labour and Co-operative Member of Parliament from 2001 to 2015 when she stood down. Meg served as a Foreign Office Minister, Minister for Women & Equality and Chair of the Westminster Foundation for Democracy. Whilst Minister for Women & Equality Meg took a great interest in the situation of women at work and edited “building the future: women in construction”, and ''Unlocking Potential: perspectives on women in science, engineering & technology''.
Meg chaired the Child Protection All Party Parliamentary Group, which continues her interest in the area where she worked for over twenty years prior to being elected to Parliament. She holds a MA in Social Work from the University of Nottingham, a Certificate and Diploma in Management Studies from the Open University and is a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute.