Gillian Keegan grew up in Knowsley, Merseyside, and went to St Augustine of Canterbury Secondary School (renamed St Thomas Beckett) in Huyton. She has a bachelor’s degree in Business Studies from Liverpool John Moores University and a Master of Science in Strategy and Leadership (Sloan Fellowship) from London Business School.
She started her career aged 16 as an apprentice at a car factory in Kirkby and went on to have a business career working at Delco Electronics (part of the General Motors Group), NatWest Bank, MasterCard International, Amadeus IT Group and Travelport.
She unsuccessfully contested the constituency of St Helens South and Whiston in the 2015 general election but went on to become Director of Women2Win—an organisation to help elect more women Conservative MPs to Parliament.
She was selected as the Conservative Parliamentary candidate for the Chichester constituency in May 2017, and was elected to the House of Commons in the General Election held on 8 June 2017. www.gilliankeegan.com
In February 2019, Keegan was appointed as MP Apprenticeship Ambassador with responsibility to support apprenticeship schemes and promote them both within Parliament and to businesses within the UK. She works alongside the Apprenticeship Ambassador Network consisting of various advocates of apprenticeship schemes.