15 Facts About Amanda Solloway


Amanda Jane Solloway is a British politician serving as Lord Commissioner of the Treasury since September 2022.


Amanda Solloway served as Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Equalities and Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Safeguarding from July to September 2022.


Amanda Solloway was educated at Bramcote Hills Grammar School in Bramcote, Nottinghamshire, which became comprehensive in 1978.


Amanda Solloway started working at the age of 16 behind the counter of an off-licence before working as a management trainee at Sainsbury's supermarket where she stayed for 13 years.


Amanda Solloway then went on to work in a regional training role at Help the Aged before working for Baird Clothing company as head of training in 1998, and founded her own consultancy in 2008.


Amanda Solloway was first elected at the 2015 general election for the Derby North constituency, with a majority of 41 votes, unseating the Labour MP Chris Williamson, who had been the MP for the seat since 2010.


Amanda Solloway became a parliamentary private secretary to the minister of state for the Department of International Development.


Amanda Solloway has been a campaigner on mental health and homelessness issues in Derby North and in Parliament.


Amanda Solloway lost her seat at the 2017 general election to Williamson, on a night where Labour made gains across the United Kingdom.


Amanda Solloway continued to be active in Derby North, including in the 2018 Derby City Council election and 2019 Derby City Council election, where the Conservatives made gains in the Derby North constituency wards.


Amanda Solloway regained Derby North for the Conservatives at the 2019 general election with a majority of 2,540, with Williamson in sixth place.


On 14 February 2020, Amanda Solloway was appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Science, Research and Innovation at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy during the first cabinet reshuffle of the second Johnson ministry.


On 17 September 2021, Amanda Solloway was appointed a lord commissioner of the Treasury during the second cabinet reshuffle of the second Johnson ministry.


Amanda Solloway ran the London Marathon, in 2016 and 2017, and, in doing so, raised money for the hospital's baby unit.


Amanda Solloway has served as a School Governor for around 20 years and has been a keen campaigner for mental health issues.