Amanda Solloway is the current Member of Parliament for Derby North, and was appointed as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, serving as the Minister for Science, Research and Innovation.
Amanda was originally born in Nottingham and has two younger siblings. She was educated at Bramcote Hills Grammar School at Bramcote, Broxtowe, Nottinghamshire, which became a comprehensive in 1978, and is now is part of Bramcote Hills Sport and Community College.
Mrs Solloway spent 15 years in retail management with J Sainsbury and a further 15 years within HR across the Not for Profit (Help the Aged and Save the Children) and Private Sector (Baird Clothing Group) supporting Manufacturing, Warehousing and Retail.
Mrs Solloway was first elected in 2015 and held the seat until the 2017 General Election. She later reclaimed the seat in the 2019 General Election. During her previous tenure, she was a PPS at DFID.
Mrs Solloway is a passionate campaigner for mental health, and following the 2017 General Election started a mental health CIC called Head High, which offered mental health services in Derby, including a crisis café open at night called the Nightbus.