Justine Greening, Education Secretary, MP for Putney and LSCA member, was among a number of accountants who were successful in the general election, while others failed in their election bids.
An ICAEW Chartered Accountant, Greening held her SW London seat, albeit with a reduced majority of 1,554 (2015: 10.180), and retains her position as Secretary of State for Education. A qualified ACA, Greening trained at PwC before working with GlaxoSmithKline and Centrica.
Greening was first elected in 2005. She became economic secretary in 2010 and then transport secretary in 2011, quickly followed by her appointment as international development secretary in 2012.
Other successful ICAEW candidates in the general election included Karen Bradley (Staffs Moorlands), Nick Gibb (Bognor Regis), Mark Harper (Forest of Dean) and Kit Malthouse (Hampshire North West).
Conservative candidate and ICAEW member Kim Caddy was unable to take the Streatham seat from Labour MP Chuka Umunna, who won a majority of 26, 285. Sarah Olney, Liberal Democrat candidate and qualified accountant (AAT), failed in her bid to hold Richmond Park, a seat which she won in a by-election last year. She lost by a mere 45 votes this time.
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