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Islington South and Finsbury (House of Commons)
Mrs Emily Thornberry MP (Labour)
Surgery: The standard surgery times are:
Town Hall (drop in) 10:00am till 12:00noon on the second Saturday of each month
St Lukes (appointment only) please call 0207 697 9307 for details and to book
Coffee Mornings (monthly across the borough) please call 0207 697 9307 for details
For diary or press enquiries only, please email Emily or call 0207 219 5676.
Surgery Tel: 020 7697 9307
MP Since - 2005 Majority - 3,569 Born - 27/07/1960. Married, 1 daughter & 2 sons.
Education - Church of England Secondary Modern, Guildford; Burlington Danes; University of Kent, Canterbury.
Previous Occupation - Barrister.
Personal Overview - New entrant from 2005 whose political experience is as a Labour Party campaigner. She was brought up by her single mother on a Guildford council estate and progressed through the education system to become a Barrister. Her Chambers are headed by Michael Mansfield the prominent human rights barrister. Amongst her most prominent cases were serving as Counsel to the inquest of Wayne Douglas' death in police custody, and the shooting of Diarmuid O'Neil. She has been a TGWU member since the early 1980s. Held onto her seat from retiring Labour MP Chris Smith despite an exceptionally strong Liberal Democrat challenge. Held her seat in 2010 and gained a junior opposition role early in the new parliament and was promoted to became Shadow Attorney General at the October 2011 reshuffle.
Political History - Member for Islington South & Finsbury (2005-). Member of the Environment Audit Select Committee (2005-07). Member of the Communities & Local Government Select Committee (2006-09). Shadow Minister for Energy and Climate Change (2010). Shadow Minister, Department of Health (2010-11). Shadow Attorney General (2011-).
Characteristics - Member of the Fabian Society and the TGWU. Personal interests include travel, cycling and family. She helped to found the Parental Leave Campaign, and participated in the 'Baby Blockade' of the DTI, lobbying for increased parental leave. Established the Seafarers' Legal Advice Centre during the P&O disputes.
Business Tel: 020 7219 5676
Interests: Family Issues,Law & Order,Human Rights
- All-Party Parliamentary Group for State Boarding Schools (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Climate Change Group (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Cycling Group (Vice Chairman)
- All-Party Parliamentary Dance Group (Member)
- Environmental Health (Associate Group) (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Group for the UK Events Industry (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Group for Hockey (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Group on Sexual and Reproductive Health in the UK (Vice Chairman)
- All-Party Parliamentary Group on Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Group on Social Care (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Group on Sustainable Housing (Member)
- Thameslink Route Group (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Group for Tibet (Member)
North East (Greater London Authority)
Ms Jeanette Arnold OBE AM (Labour)
GLA Member Since - 2000 Majority - 66,188 Born - (Monserrat).
Education - N/a.
Previous Occupation - Former Nurse and Health Visitor. Industrial Relations Officer. Former Regional Director of the Royal College of Nursing. Associate with Beacon Associates (training & organisational development consultancy).
Personal Overview - Replaced David Lammy as a GLA member following his election as MP for Tottenham and decision to resign from the GLA. Has a health service background, as well as Local Government experience, both as a Councillor and working with the Local Government Association. Successfully retained the North East London seat for Labour in 2004 and 2008 in place of Meg Hillier. Has been both a Deputy Chair and Chair of the Assembly.
Political History - Former member of Islington BC, former Planning Committee Chairman and Deputy Mayor. Has been involved in European Inter-Governmental delegations. GLA member (July 2000-), for North East London (2004-). Member of the Budget Committee (2000-), Economic Development Committee (2000-), Planning Committee (2000-), Administration Committee (2000-), Member of the Metropolitan Police Authority (2000-). Chairman of the Smoking in Public Places Investigative Committee, member of the Children's Strategy Steering Group, member of the Mayor's Cultural Strategy Group (2000-), Budget Committee, Former Member of the Economic & Social Development Committee. Chairman of the Culture, Sport & Tourism Committee (2002-04). Member of the Elections Review Committee (2005-07), Member of the Health & Public Services Committee (2005-08). Member of the Economic Development, Culture, Sport and Tourism Committee (2007-08). Deputy Chairman of the Business Management and Appointments (Administration) Committee (2007-09), Chairman (2009-10), Deputy Chair (2010-). Member of the Transport Committee (2009-10). Assembly Chairman (2008-11). Member of the Police and Crime Committee (2011-). Chair of the London Assembly (2011-).
Other Information - Board Member of the Liason Committee of Age Concern London. Chair of the London Health Commission. Deputy Chair of the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust. Trustee of Islington Enterprise Agency. Board member of London Central Education Business Alliance. Co-founder of the London Black Women Council. Governor of the Coram Family Childcare Charity. London Delegate to the Committee of the Regions, European Union. Trustee of the Sadlers Wells Theatre Foundation. Member of the Arts Council, England. Is a devout Christian.
Business Tel: 020 7983 4379
Interests: Culture, Civic Engagement,Equal Opportunities,Education & Training,Youth Issues
- Business Management and Administration Committee (Chairman)
- Transport Committee (Member)
London (European Parliament)
Ms Marina Yannakoudakis MEP (Conservative)
MEP Since - 2009 Born - 16/04/1956. Married, 3 children.
Education - Brunel University, BSC in Government, Politics and Modern History. Open University, MA in Education.
Previous Occupation - Financial Director of a family business (pan-European).
Personal Overview - Elected to the European Parliament from third place on the London Conservative Party list. Has been involved running a small business for over 23 years with experience negotiating in in Europe on behalf of her UK clients. She has campaigned to reduce regulation on business, reducing EU waste and fraud and on the sensible managing of migration. She also has experience raising funds for charity, as a former Chair of the Mayor of Barnet's Charity Appeal 2005/06 raising money for the mental health charity MIND.
Political History - Councillor, London Borough of Barnet. Has been Deputy Chairman of Chipping Barnet Conservative Association. MEP London Region (2009-). Membe rof the Delegation to the EU-Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia Joint Parliamentary Committee (2009-). Substitute member of the Delegation for relations with Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro and Kosovo (2009-). Member of the Women's Rights and Gender Equality Committee (2009-). Member of the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee (2009-).
Other Information - School Governor. She was a Chairman of the Federation of Conservative Students at Brunel University and Chairperson for Communications on it's Student Union Executive. In her spare time she plays the saxophone and produces her own sculptures which she donates to charity.
Intergroups - N/a.
Interests: Small Business,Business & Finance,Local Government
- Environment, Public Health & Food Safety (Member)
- Women's Rights & Gender Equality (Member)
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