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Meet the MP: Jenny Willott
What makes Liberal Democrat MP Jenny Willott tick? Read on to find out...

Jenny Willott
Constituency: Cardiff Central

Date of Birth: 29.05.1974

Marital Status/family: Single and no children

Educated: Wimbledon High School and Uppingham School. BA (Hons) in Classics from Durham and MSc (Econ) in Development Studies from LSE.

WHAT DID YOU DO BEFORE YOU WERE AN MP?

I worked in the voluntary sector, primarily in international development, for organisations such as UNICEF UK, although my last job before getting elected was as CEO of Victim Support South Wales. I also ran Lembit Opik MP's Westminster office for 2.5 years.

WHAT WERE YOU LIKE AT SCHOOL?

I worked very hard and was probably over-conscientious. I did masses of music.

WHAT ATTRACTED YOU TO POLITICS?

At the risk of sounding rather twee, I like the fact that you can make things happen and make a difference in other people's lives. It is similar to working in development - you are actually in a position to be able to make things better for individuals and I find that very satisfying.

WHAT'S THE BEST/WORST THING ABOUT BEING AN MP?

Best - I love being really involved in the community where I live and being able to make things better for other people.

Worst - Working seven days a week, absolutely non-stop, but I am hoping that will get better in the next few months when things start to settle down a bit.

WHO IS YOUR HERO?

I don't really do heroes, but if pushed I guess it would be Gandhi.

WHAT'S YOUR FAVOURITE SONG/PIECE OF MUSIC?

I have rather eclectic taste, ranging from James "Sit Down" and Keane to Elgar's "Enigma Variations" and Allegri's "Miserere".

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR FASHION SENSE?

Classic but colourful.

WHAT'S YOUR IDEA OF A GOOD NIGHT OUT?

A drink and meal out in Mill Lane in Cardiff city centre, sitting outside on a summer evening.

WHAT CAN'T YOU LIVE WITHOUT?

My diary.

TELL US SOMETHING WE DON'T KNOW ABOUT YOU

All the women (and none of the men) in my immediate family have stood for political office.

CONTACT DETAILS:

jenny@jennywillott.com

http://www.jennywillott.org.uk/

029 2066 8558

99 Woodville Road , Cathays, Cardiff, CF24 4DY


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