Before entering parliament Dinenage worked at her own small business, a manufacturing company which she set up in a gap year before university. 
In 2013 she was also appointed the small business ambassador for the South by prime minister David Cameron.  Dinenage is also a member of the business, innovation and skills select committee and is said to use her expertise in business to help her promote small and medium-sized enterprise, UK industry and skills training in Parliament. 
In July 2013 Dinenage voted against the introduction of same sex marriages - something that has received a huge amount of attention since her appointment as equalities minister.
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