Lilian Greenwood was elected as MP for Nottingham South in 2010, having previously been a UNISON organiser in the East Midlands. She campaigned for investment in the Midland Main Line and the Nottingham Express Transit project before becoming a member of the Transport Select Committee. She joined the Shadow Transport team in 2011 as Shadow Local Transport Minister, in which role she was responsible for Labour’s policies on buses, walking and cycling, and she was made Shadow Rail Minister in January 2013. She retained the Transport brief when she was promoted to the Shadow Cabinet in September 2015 until her resignation in June 2016. Lilian was elected Chair of the Transport Select Committee in July 2017.