For her work with deprived, minority and under-represented communities
Justine Greening was this week (November 4th) awarded Conservative MP of the Year 2014/15 by the Patchwork Foundation for her work with deprived, minority and under-represented communities.
Receiving the award in Parliament from founding Patron and broadcaster Martyn Lewis CBE, Justine said, “The Patchwork Foundation is a fantastic organisation which reaches out to communities who are often under-represented so it is a real honour to receive this award.
“I hope the work I have been doing to involve more young people in international development work both globally and locally will help to engage them in our national life, and benefit communities around the world who need our help.
“Closer to home in Putney, Roehampton and Southfields, I have had the privilege to work with some great community organisations such as Regenerate, the National Autistic Society and Arts4Dementia who all work really hard to ensure that under-represented groups locally have access to fantastic facilities and development programs.
“I hope this award will also acknowledge the efforts of all those activists and campaigners who have worked alongside me, including some here today, and I will continue to work hard to give under-represented and minority communities a voice.”
November 6, 2015