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Justine Greening

MP
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Secretary of State for Education
In office
14 July 2016 – 8 January 2018
Prime Minister Theresa May
Preceded by Nicky Morgan
Succeeded by Damian Hinds
Minister for Women and Equalities
In office
14 July 2016 – 8 January 2018
Prime Minister Theresa May
Preceded by Nicky Morgan
Succeeded by Amber Rudd
Secretary of State for International Development
In office
4 September 2012 – 14 July 2016
Prime Minister David Cameron
Preceded by Andrew Mitchell
Succeeded by Priti Patel
Secretary of State for Transport
In office
14 October 2011 – 4 September 2012
Prime Minister David Cameron
Preceded by Philip Hammond
Succeeded by Patrick McLoughlin
Economic Secretary to the Treasury
In office
13 May 2010 – 14 October 2011
Prime Minister David Cameron
Preceded by Ian Pearson
Succeeded by Chloe Smith
Shadow Minister for London
In office
19 January 2009 – 13 May 2010
Leader David Cameron
Shadowing Tony McNulty
Tessa Jowell
Preceded by Bob Neill
Succeeded by Tessa Jowell
Member of Parliament
for Putney
Assumed office
5 May 2005
Preceded by Tony Colman
Majority 1,554 (3.3%)
Personal details
Born 30 April 1969 (1969-04-30) (age 50)
Rotherham, West Riding of Yorkshire, England
Nationality British
Political party Conservative
Alma mater University of Southampton
London Business School
Website Official website

Justine Greening (born 30 April 1969) is a British politician of the Conservative Party serving as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Putney since the general election of 2005 and was the Secretary of State for Education from 2016 to 2018.

She was appointed Economic Secretary to the Treasury in May 2010 and then Secretary of State for Transport in October 2011. In September 2012, she was replaced by Patrick McLoughlin at the Department for Transport, and became Secretary of State for International Development. On 14 July 2016, she replaced Nicky Morgan as Secretary of State for Education in Theresa May's first government, a post she held until she resigned in the January 2018 Cabinet reshuffle.

Greening was born in Rotherham, where she attended Oakwood Comprehensive School. She studied Business Economics and Accounting at the University of Southampton, graduating with a first class honours degree in 1990. She obtained an Executive MBA from the London Business School in 2000.

Before entering parliament, she trained and qualified as an accountant, working as an accountant/finance manager for, amongst others, PricewaterhouseCoopers, GlaxoSmithKline and Centrica.

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