Maggie Throup

Maggie Throup is a British Conservative Party politician. A former biomedical scientist, she was first elected as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Erewash in the 2015 general election. She was re-elected in the 2017 general election.
After graduating she worked as a biomedical scientist at the Calderdale Health Authority for seven years. During her time there, she became a Fellow of the Institute of Biomedical Science specialising in haematology. She then pursued a career in marketing and public relations which included a directorship of a pharmaceutical company and running her own consultancy.
She was employed as a director in the In-Vitro Diagnostics Division of a pharmaceutical company for ten years. She also has 19 years of experience as a business consultant, mainly in marketing based on quantitative and qualitative market research, and has run her own successful marketing consultancy since 1996.
In addition to her professional successes, Throup has contributed to overseas development in Rwanda and held voluntary non-executive roles with Solihull-based charities, including Changes UK. She is a trustee of the Carers Centre as well as Drug Rehabilitation CIC, which she also chairs.