Jackie has been proud to serve the residents of Thurrock constituents in parliament since being elected in 2010.
When Parliament is sitting, Jackie typically spends her time working in the House of Commons, raising issues that affect her constituents, attending debates, voting on new laws and attending committees, which look at wider issues in greater details. Between May 2015 and 2017, Jackie served as an Assistant Government Whip, and additionally spent a lot of her time ensuring Government legislation passes through the House of Commons.
On the 14th June 2017 Jackie was appointed as the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State in the Department for Health. On World Mental Health Day 2018 Jackie was announced as the UK's first ever Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Minister. As a Minister Jackie is responsible for: Mental Health, Suicide Prevention., Vulnerable Groups, Women's and Children's Health, Maternity Care, Inquiries, Patient Experience, Cosmetic Regulation and Blood, Transplant and Organ Donation.
Parliament typically sits on:
- Mondays 2:30pm - 10:30:pm
- Tuesdays 11:30am - 7:30pm
- Wednesdays 11:30am - 7:30pm
- Thursdays 9:30am - 5:30pm
- Some Fridays 9:30am - :3pm
Most Fridays, Jackie spends her time in Thurrock meeting with constituents, local businesses and organisations.
You can use the tabs on the left hand side of this page to find further information about Jackie's role as we a Whip, what she did in her first Parliamentary term (2010 - 2015) as well as her views on some of the bigger issues that have been presented in Parliament recently.