Mary MacLeod

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Mary MacLeod was a British Conservative Party politician for Brentford and Isleworth from the 2010 general election to May 2015. She previously worked in business consulting, and was a policy adviser to Queen Elizabeth II.

Macleod was private parliamentary secretary to culture secretary Maria Miller until the minister was forced to resign on 9 April 2014. She has also previously served as secretary to the former policing minister, Nick Herbert MP.

She is currently 'small business ambassador' for London. [1]

MacLeod lost her seat in the 2015 general election by 465 votes to the Labour Party's Ruth Cadbury.[2]

'Media witch-hunt' against Maria Miller

On 8 April 2014 during an interview with Sky News Macleod admitted to sending a text message to Conservative backbenchers that claimed the culture secretary was victim of a "witch-hunt" over her expenses.

The text said: "I believe there is a media witch-hunt on Maria due to Leveson. How do you feel about it? Happy to answer any questions you may have. She would really appreciate your support. Many thanks Mary." [3]


In December 2013 MacLeod received at £2,000.00 donation from banker Henry Angest.[4]




  1. About Mary, Mary Macleod, MP for Brentford and Isleworth, website undated, acc 28 October 2014
  2. BBC News Brentford & Isleworth, accessed 21 May 2015.
  3. Kay Burley Takes Maria Miller Aide To Task Over Text Claiming Culture Sec Is Victim Of 'Witch Hunt', Sky News, 8 April 2014
  4. Electoral Commission Search: 'Angest', accessed 1 July 2015.
  5. The Register of Members' Financial Interests: Part 1 As at 6th September 2010,, acc 9 April 2014