Fiona Mactaggart is the MP for Slough. She was elected in 1997 and during her time in office has served as a Home Office Minister and as Parliamentary Private Secretary for Chris Smith.
Fiona is secretary of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Prostitution and the Global Sex Trade, and is the Co-Chair, with Baroness Butler-Sloss, of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Human Trafficking/Modern Day Slavery
Before becoming an MP, Fiona worked for the National Council for Voluntary Organisations and the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants and a private company.
Fiona was elected MP for Slough in 1997 and has been re-elected at every subsequent election.
Fiona is currently a member of the Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament. She was the founder and is the secretary of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Prostitution and the Global Sex Trade, and is the Co-Chair, with Baroness Butler-Sloss, of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Human Trafficking & Modern Day Slavery.
During the 1997-2010 Labour Government, Fiona served as Parliamentary Private Secretary to Chris Smith from 1997 to 2001 and as a Home Office Minister between June 2003 and May 2006.
Fiona has served as a member of the Public Accounts Committee, House of Commons Health Committee, the Children, Schools and Families Committee and Public Administration Committee. She was also Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities.
Fiona has always made her constituents the centre of what she does in Parliament as well as in the constituency. She is currently working to improve the skills of people in Slough, leading a team of local businesses and training providers.
The campaign she led against demand for prostitutes was one response to community concerns about prostitution. It led to the creation of an offence for men who pay for sex with women who have been subject to exploitation.
Fiona makes sure that everyone who provides services to people in Slough know what her constituents want. She regularly meets the local Police Commander, transport companies, leaders of schools and hospitals and local government to raise the issues which people in Slough want to be resolved.
Before becoming an MP, Fiona worked for the National Council for Voluntary Organisations and the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants and a private company. She was an inner London primary school teacher and a university lecturer. She has been a local Councillor in Wandsworth, where she was leader of the opposition and has served on a number of charitable and campaigning voluntary organisations.
When not working, Fiona enjoys walking in the countryside, cycling, talking with friends, reading books and going to the theatre, opera, museums and galleries.