Wendy was elected in May 2015 as the Member of Parliament for Aldridge-Brownhills. She was elected by colleagues to serve on the International Development Committee, and in summer 2016 Wendy was appointed Parliamentary Private Secretary to Ministers at the newly created Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS).
In 2016 Wendy completed her first year with the Armed Forces Parliamentary Scheme having spent 12 months learning about the Royal Navy and is currently taking part in her second year, this time with the RAF.
In Wendy’s first year in Parliament she successfully steered a Private Members Bill through Parliament, which received Royal Assent and became law. The NHS (Charitable Trusts etc.) Act 2016 ensures that Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity retains the royalties to J.M. Barrie’s play Peter Pan. The Act also removed the requirement for the Secretary of State for Health to appoint trustees of NHS charities, something which will provide these organisations with clear independence and more freedom to grow and flourish.
For many years Wendy has supported volunteering and social action, and has been actively involved in local community projects. Before becoming MP for Aldridge-Brownhills, she served as vice-chairman of the Conservative Party with responsibility for social action, and is currently joint-project leader for international social action initiative Project Umubano, which has organised projects in Rwanda, Burundi, and Sierra Leone.
Outside of politics Wendy has taken part in many charity walks and runs. She is an active Rotarian, and she enjoys collecting art deco ceramics. She also enjoys spending time canal boating with family and friends.