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Tottenham (House of Commons)
Rt Hon. David Lammy MP (Labour)
Surgery: Tottenham Town Hall
Town Hall Approach Road
Surgery Tel: 020 7219 0767
MP Since - 2000 (By-election) Majority - 16,931 Born - 19/07/1972. Married, 2 sons.
Education - King's School, Peterborough. University of London (Law). London University, Harvard Law School, USA.
Previous Occupation - Part time volunteer work for the Free Representation Unit (legal charity). Barrister, 3 Serjeants Inn, Philip Naughton QC (1994-96), Attorney Howard Rice Nemerovsky Canada Falk & Rabkin (1997-98), Barrister D J Freeman (1998-2000). Member AMICUS.
Personal Overview - Born in the Tottenham area, he has entered the House of Commons with good political prospects, with many people comparing him and his politics with the Prime Minister Tony Blair (who also has a legal background). Was notable as being the youngest member of the House of Commons on his election (June 2000). Gained the first step of the Governmental ladder with his post election appointment as PPS to Estelle Morris, then moving up to the next level holding posts at the Departments of Health, Constitutional Affairs, Culture, Media & Sport and latterly at Business, Innovation and Skills. Was promoted to become a Minister of State in the October 2008 reshuffle, remaining within the Government until the 2010 election. He was somewhat surprisingly left out of Ed Miliband's initial shadow team reshuffle in October 2010.
Political History - Member, Greater London Assembly (GLA) (2000). MP Tottenham (2000-). Member of the Procedure Select Committee (2001), Member of the Public Administration Select Committee (2001). PPS to Rt. Hon. Estelle Morris, Secretary of State for Education & Skills (2001-02). Parliamentary under Secretary of State at the Department of Health (2002-03), Constitutional Affairs (2003-05), Culture, Media & Sport (2005-07), Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills (2007-08), Minister of State, Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills (Minister of State for Higher Education and Intellectual Property) (2008-09). Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (Minister of State for Higher Education and Intellectual Property) (2009-10). Shadow Minister for Higher Education and Intellectual Property (Department for Business, Innovation and Skills) (2010).
Characteristics - He is a strong Christian. Is the only Black member of a committee set up to devise a future vision for the Church of England (set up by the Archbishops of Canterbury & York). Privy Councillor (2008).
Business Tel: 020 7219 0767
Interests: Law & Order,Religious Matters
- All-Party Parliamentary Choir Group (the Parliament Choir) (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Group on Anti-Corruption (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Group on Fatherhood (Chairman)
- All-Party Parliamentary Group for Legal and Constitutional Affairs (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Group on Ovarian Cancer (Member)
- Parents and Families (Associate Group) (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Group on Race and Community (Chairman)
- All-Party Parliamentary Sailing and Marine Leisure Group (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Group on Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Group on Wellbeing Economics (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Group for the Philippines (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Group on Trinidad and Tobago (Vice Chairman)
- Turks and Caicos Islands Group (Member)
Enfield and Haringey (Greater London Authority)
Ms Joanne McCartney AM (Labour)
GLA Member Since - 2004 Majority - 36,741 Born - 19. Married, 3 Children.
Education - N/a.
Previous Occupation - Barrister (specialises in employment law).
Personal Overview - Newly elected in 2004, she replaced the outgoing Labour member Nicky Gavron in this closely contested seat. With a legal background as a barrister, she was involved in establishing a local chambers in Enfield in the early 1990s and has been an adjudicator dealing with disputes between landlords and tenants for the Housing Ombudsman. She has experience of being a local Councillor and has been the Enfield representative on the Local Authority Forum of the London Arts Board. She has also taken an interest in child care issues, a working mother herself , she has chaired Enfield's Early Years Development and Childcare Partnership (the body responsible for nurseries, playgroups etc). She has also shown an interest in issues relating to the environment, planning policing and the North Circular Road. Within the Assembly, she was previously the former London Mayor's (Ken Livingstone) E-Envoy.
Political History - Councillor, Enfield BC (1998-). GLA member for Enfield & Haringey (2004-). Member of the Budget Committee (2004-08). Member of the Economic Development, Culture, Sport and Tourism Committee (2005-07), Deputy Chairman (2008-09). Chairman of the Health & Public Services Committee (2005-08). Former member of the Metropolitan Police Authority. Member of the Transport Committee (2008-), member of the Elections Review Committee (2008). Chair of the Time for Action Panel (2011-). Chair of the Police and Crime Committee (2011-).
Other Information - Member of the London Board of the Commission for Racial Equality. Vice Chair of the London Connects Board. Member of the London Region Arts Council. Substitute Member of the Congress of Europe. Has also been a Director of Millfield Community Theatre in Edmonton. Governor of a local Primary School.
All Party Groups - N/a.
Business Tel: 020 7983 4402
Interests: Environment,Arts & Heritage,Family Issues,Housing,Transport,Law & Order,Child Care,Planning Issues
- Time for Action Panel (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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