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Fiona Mactaggart

Visiting Senior Research Fellow


Fiona Mactaggart is a British Labour Party politician and former primary school teacher. She was the MP for Slough from 1997 until 2017. Prior to this she was a councillor and Leader of the Labour Group on Wandsworth Council from 1988 to 1990, becoming a lecturer in Primary Education at the Institute of Education and Chair of Liberty from 1992 to 1997. In parliament, Mactaggart  served at the Home Office as Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State and as Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities under Labour leader Ed Miliband. Mactaggart has a BA in English from King's College, an MA from the Institute of Education and a PGCE from Goldsmiths, University of London. In 2018 she was appointed Chair of the Fawcett Society.