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Lewisham East (House of Commons)
Ms Heidi Alexander MP (Labour)
Surgery: 19 Manor Park Parade
Lee High Road
Surgery Tel: 020 8852 3995
MP Since - 2010 Majority - 6,216 Born - 17/04/1975 (Swindon). Partner (Martin).
Education - Churchfields Comprehensive School (Swindon). University of Durham (BA in Geography, MA in Urban and Regional Change).
Previous Occupation - Worked as a Parliamentary Researcher for Joan Ruddock MP. Campaign Manager for Clothes Aid. Full Time Deputy Mayor of Lewisham Borough Council (2006-09).
Personal Overview - Former local Deputy Council Leader who replaced retiring MP Bridget Prentice here at the 2010 election. Moving to the area in 2002, she has worked both in Parliament as well as in a campaigning capacity for Clothes Aid, the clothing collection charity. Has experience of issues associated with economic regeneration, having been Chair of Greater London Enterprise where she was involved in working to support small and medium sized businesses in London and from holding the Regeneration brief at the local Council. She has also been active locally on education issues having been a Director of Lewishams Local Education Partnership. Her political interests include poverty and climate change.
Political History - Councillor, Lewisham Borough Council, former full time Deputy Mayor and Cabinet Member for Regeneration. MP Lewisham East (2010-). Member of the Communities & Local Government Select Committee (2010-12). Member of the Regulatory Reform Select Committee (2010-). Opposition Whip (2013-).
Characteristics - Chair (unpaid) of Greater London Enterprise (2007-09). Former Director of Lewisham's Local Education Partnership.
Business Tel: 020 7219 7099
Interests: Environment,Climate Change,Poverty,Regeneration,Education & Training,Health,Employment
- Regulatory Reform Committee (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Group on Agriculture and Food for Development (Vice Chairman)
- All-Party Parliamentary Group for Arms Length Management Organisations (ALMOs) (Vice Chairman)
- All-Party Parliamentary Group on Child Abduction (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Group on Choice at the End of Life (Chairman)
- All-Party Parliamentary Dance Group (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Group on English Language Teaching (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Group on Female Genital Mutilation (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Home Safety Group (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Group on Infertility (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Local Government Group (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Group on Prostitution and the Global Sex Trade (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Group on Race and Community (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Group on Refugees (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Group on Retail and Business Crime (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Group for Tamils (Member)
- Thameslink Route Group (Treasurer)
Greenwich and Lewisham (Greater London Authority)
Mr Len Duvall AM (Labour)
GLA Member Since - 2000 Majority - 38,037 Born - N/a.
Education - N/a.
Previous Occupation - Community & Development Worker.
Personal Overview - Very active in the regeneration of London, he has chaired several London based organisations and was a non-executive Director of the New Millennium Experience (responsible for the National Millennium exhibition 2000). He was notably awarded the OBE in 1998 for his contribution to London Local Government and the Thames Gateway and led the National Review of the Local Government Training Board. Within the Assembly he leads the Labour Group.
Political History - Councillor, Greenwich Borough Council (1990-2001), Council Leader (1992-2000). GLA Member for Greenwich & Lewisham (2000-). Former Member of the Culture, Sport & Tourism Committee. Chairman of the Appointments Committee (2000-02). Former Vice Chairman of the Budget Committee, Vice Chairman of the London Development Agency Board (2000-). Member of the Elections Review Committee (2007-08), Deputy Chairman (2008). Member of the Business Management and Appointments (Administration) Committee (2007-). Leader of the Labour Group in the Assembly and Chairman of the Greater London Labour Party. Chairman of the Metropolitan Police Authority. Member of the Confirmation Hearings Committee (2008-). Member of the Standards Committee (2008-). Deputy Chairman of the Economic Development, Culture, Sport and Tourism Committee (2009-10), Chairman (2010-11). Member of the Budget and Performance Committee (2011-). Deputy Chairman of the Economy, Culture and Sport Committee (2011-).
Other Information - Former member of the London Fire & Civil Defence Authority. Deputy Chairman of the Association of Local Government (ALG), Vice Chairman of the Local Government Information Unit (1994-96). Member of the Foundation of the Royal Naval College (responsible for important historic buildings in Greenwich). Chairman of the London Thames Gateway Partnership. Founder member of the New Local Government Network. Awarded the OBE (1998). Chairman of the London Health Commission (2002-08). Non Executive Director of Tilfen Land (a property Development Company). Board member of the Artillery Museums Trust. Consultant on behalf of Navigant Consulting.
All Party Groups - N/a.
Business Tel: 020 7983 4517
Interests: Economic Regeneration,Local Government
- Budget and Performance Committee (Member)
- Economy, Culture and Sport Committee (Vice Chairman)
- Time for Action Panel (Member)
- Business Management and Administration 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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