Wendy was elected in May 2015 as the Member of Parliament for Aldridge-Brownhills and was re-elected in 2017 with an increased majority. Having been a member of the International Development Committee and served as a Parliamentary Private Secretary to Ministers at the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Wendy was promoted following the General Election in June 2017 to serve as the Parliamentary Private Secretary for the Secretary of State for International Development.
Wendy has successfully completed her first year with the Armed Forces Parliamentary Scheme having spent 2-years learning about the Royal Navy and the RAF and is currently taking part in her third year, this time with the British Army.
Since being elected to Parliament in 2015 Wendy has successfully steered two Private Members Bills through Parliament, both of 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. The ‘Local Audit (Public Access to Documents) Act 2017’ giving people the opportunity to examine public documents ensuring that there are greater levels of transparency and open government.
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 was 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 a member of Rotary, and she enjoys collecting art deco ceramics. She also enjoys spending time canal boating with family and friends.