Wendy Morton MP
Wendy Morton was born and grew up in North Yorkshire, where her father was a farm worker. After attending local schools she began a career in the Foreign office as a member of the Diplomatic Service. After which Wendy moved to work in the optical industry.Wendy married David who was serving in the Royal Navy.
On leaving the Navy David and Wendy set up an electronics business with the help of £40 per week from the Enterprise Allowance Scheme.Besides working in the business Wendy studied with the Open University to gain a Masters Degree in Business Administration.
Wendy’s first real taste of politics came after Wendy joined the campaign to ‘Keep the pound’ led by William Hague. Since then she has been involved in many community and social action projects. Wendy has served as a local councillor and contested the Tynemouth Parliamentary constituency in the 2010 General Election. Wendy was returned as the Member of Parliament for Aldridge-Brownhills at the 2015 General Election with a majority of 11,723 votes.
In the 2017 General Election, Wendy was re-elected with an increased majority of 14,307 votes. The final count for Wendy was 26,317 votes in total, with 65.41% of the vote..
David and Wendy live in Streetly, Wendy is Parliamentary Private Secretary to Mrs Priti Patel, the Secretary of State for International Development.
Wendy’s interests include being a member of Rotary, taking part in charity walks and fun runs.