Many people are surprised by how much Faith guides those in Westminster. Caroline will discuss how she combines being a Christian in politics alongside her role as Second Church Estates Commissioner.
Caroline was educated at Herts and Essex Girls’ Grammar and London University.
Caroline worked in the sugar industry for 15 years before becoming MP for Meriden in 1997 and was Chairman of the Conservative Party 2007-2009. Caroline has been on the front bench for the majority of her time in parliament, including Shadow Secretary of State for Local, Regional and Devolved Government, and for DfID, and was Secretary of State for Defra from 2010 to 2012. Caroline is currently Second Church Estates Commissioner for the Church of England. She is married to Mark, a management consultant and they have 3 children.