Preet Kaur Gill is the Member of Parliament for Birmingham, Edgbaston, Britain’s first female Sikh MP, and Shadow Secretary of State for International Development. Born and raised in the West Midlands, Preet was a social worker and a Councillor and Cabinet Member for Public Health and Protection prior to entering Parliament. She is Vice-Chair of the Co-operative Parliamentary Party, a non-executive director of social housing charity Spring Housing, and Vice-President of the Local Government Association. In Parliament she chairs the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for British Sikhs, and co-chairs the APPGs for the West Midlands. Preet was recently featured in the Top 10 inspirational Sikh women in the UK as recognition of her work to engage more women and those from BAME backgrounds in politics, and Amnesty International UK’s ‘Who is Making History?’ list which acknowledges the work of women human rights defenders from across the UK.