Susan Kramer


for Richmond Park Constituency

Susan Kramer is the Member of Parliament for Richmond Park Constituency, which covers half of Richmond and half of Kingston borough. She serves as the Shadow International Development Secretary for the Liberal Democrats.

Susan was elected to Parliament in May 2005 and appointed to the Treasury Team shortly afterward. She served on the Treasury Select Committee from May 2005 until March 2006 when she assumed her current role as the International Development Secretary for the Liberal Democrat Shadow Cabinet. Since being elected she has also been appointed as the Liberal Democrat Ambassador to The City of London, and Chair of the Environmental Taxation Taskforce. Susan first made her mark in politics as the Liberal Democrat candidate for Mayor of London in 2000, campaigning to stop the privatisation of the Tube and for dedicated local police teams. She was a board member of Transport for London and has served locally as a school Governor. She is also a Vice President of a national cancer charity and stays involved with local community groups especially those focused on improving the lives of young people.

Susan was educated locally at St Paul's Girls' School, and as a teenager, cared for her mother who was chronically ill. She later earned a scholarship to Oxford where she became the second woman President of the Oxford Union.

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