Caroline Flint

Former Shadow Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Labour MP, and Minister

The Right Honourable Caroline Flint is a well-known and highly experienced figure in politics and the media, having been the Labour MP for Don Valley from 1997-2019.  

She served as a Minister in the Policing, Health, Employment and Welfare Reform portfolios and in Cabinet as Minister for Housing and Europe MinisterFrom 2010 she was Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government followed by Shadow Secretary of State for Energy & Climate Change.  


From 2015-19 she was a member of the Public Accounts Committee and the Intelligence and Security Committee from 2017-2019. 

Active in politics for 4 decades and a dedicated constituency MP Caroline has an in depth understanding of political communications and representation. She worked in local government, the voluntary sector and for a trade union before becoming an MP. 

Caroline is a political and policy commentator. She chairs the Advisory Board of the Institute for Prosperity and is an Advisory Board Member for public service think tank Reform. In 2021 she will be Co-Chairing a ‘Getting to Zero’ Onward project. 

She is a consultant and advisor for a range of organisations on how Government and Parliament works and how to engage effectively.