Margot James

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MargotJames Margot co-founded a specialist public relations company, Shire Health, in 1986. Shire Health has been voted ‘Consultancy of the Year’ three times by the British Pharmaceutical industry and Margot herself was the first winner of the ‘Communicator of the Year’ award given by the British Pharmaceutical industry in 1997.

After selling her business Margot devoted more time to charitable and public service interests.At the end of 2005 Margot was appointed by David Cameron to the position of Vice Chairman of the Conservative Party for women’s issues. She formed the Women’s Policy Group under the chairmanship of Eleanor Laing MP and is contributing to the policy review process underway in the Conservative Party.

In 2006 Margot was elected as a councillor and she is currently chairing a review of older people’s accommodation in Kensington & Chelsea. Margot was selected as the Conservative Party candidate for the constituency of Stourbridge in December 2006.

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Payment-by-Outcome in Welfare to Work
Lauren M. Cumming
Publication: February 2011
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