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West Ham (House of Commons)
Ms Lyn Brown MP (Labour)
Surgery Tel: 020 7219 6999
MP Since - 2005 Majority - 22,534 Born - 13/04/1960. Living with her Partner.
Education - N/a.
Previous Occupation - Founded the London Library Development Board. Member of UNISON.
Personal Overview - Replacing the ebullient Tony Banks will prove a hard task for this newly elected MP. She has some work to do in her local constituency assuaging bruised feelings over her selection, she was chosen from an all-women short list and managed to defeat the challenges of four ethnic minority candidates. Though a popular local Councillor her victory chimed against the mood music emanating from Labour headquarters, and was contrary to the advice of the departing Banks. Has experience of cultural activity in London as a member of the London Arts Board and the London Museums, Libraries and Archives Council.
Political History - Parliamentary Candidate for Wanstead and Woodford (1992), Councillor, Newham LBC (Green Street East Ward), Cabinet Member for Culture and Community. MP for West Ham (2005-). Member of the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (ODPM) Select Committee (2005-07), Communities & Local Government Select Committee (2006-07). PPS to Phil Woolas (Communities & Local Government) (2006-07). PPS to John Denham (Innovation, Universities and Skills) (2007-09), Department for Communities & Local Government. (2009-10). Assistant Government Whip (2009-10). Opposition Whip (2010-).
Characteristics - Member of the Co-operative Party, the Fabian Society and the London Region Sports Board.
Business Tel: 020 7219 6999
Interests: Arts & Heritage,The Voluntary Sector,Sport,Local Government
- All-Party Parliamentary Group on Emergency Services (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Group on Equalities (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Group on Freight Transport (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Group on Housing (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Group on Population, Development and Reproductive Health (Treasurer)
- All-Party Parliamentary Group on Publishing (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Group on School Food (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Group on Women's Sport and Fitness (Member)
- Africa Group (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Group on Bangladesh (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Group on Pakistan (Member)
City and East (Greater London Authority)
Mr John Biggs AM (Labour)
GLA Member Since - 2000 Majority - 82,744 Born - Married, 1 daughter.
Education - Bristol University (Chemistry) (1979). Postgraduate Diploma in Computer Science (London University) (1984). Postgraduate Diploma in Law (Westminster University) (1996).
Previous Occupation - Operating Theatre Orderly (1979-80). School Laboratory Technician (1980-83). Worked in the City of London for six years as a Systems Analyst (1984-90), then became a Full Time Councillor. Director of a National Voluntary organisation affiliated to the Labour Party campaigning on Health (1997-2000).
Personal Overview - Based politically in East London, he has been involved in the Local Community as a School Governor and as a Lay Visitor to local police stations. Political interests likely to include environment, transport & regeneration issues for the more disadvantaged communities in London.
Political History - Councillor, Tower Hamlets BC (1988-2002), Labour Group Leader (1991-95), (Council Leader 1994-95), Lead member Planning & Environment (1996-99). Chief Whip of the London Boroughs Association Labour Group (1994-95). Vice Chairman of the Association of Greater London Government (1997-99). GLA Member City & East (2000-). Deputy Chairman of Transport Policy & Spatial Development Policy Committee (2000-02). Member of the Standing Orders Committee, Planning Committee (2000-04). Former Member of the Metropolitan Police Authority. Lead Labour Group member on Transport (2000-08). Chairman of the Transport Committee (2002-04), member (2004-08), member of the Budget Committee (2004-08), Chairman of the Budget and Performance Committee (2008-), member of the Planning & Spatial Development Committee (2005-08). Labour Group Whip. Chairman of the Budget Monitoring Sub-Committee (2008-). Member of the Economic Development, Culture, Sport and Tourism Committee (2008-11). Member of the Business Management and Administration Committee (2008-). Member of the Confirmation Hearings Committee (2008-). Vice Chairman of the London Development Agency (until end of July 2008). Member of the Economy, Culture and Sport Committee (2011-). Member of the Police and Crime Committee (2011-).
Other Information - Director of Heart of Thames Gateway Regeneration Partnership Board. Director of the Socialist Health Association (1997-2000). Part Time Deputy Chairman of Tower Hamlets Action Trust (1996-), Vice Chairman (1999-). Trustee, Stepney Relief in Need Charity. Chairman of the Docklands Management Advisory Group. Vice Chairman of the London Development Agency. Deputy Chairman of London Thames Gateway Development Corporation. Member of Leaside Regeneration Limited Board.
All Party Groups - N/a.
Business Tel: 020 7983 4350
Interests: Environment,Business & Finance,Economic Regeneration,Housing,Thames Gateway,Equal Opportunities,Transport,Law & Order,Planning Issues
- Budget and Performance Committee (Chairman)
- Economy, Culture and Sport Committee (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: Business & Finance,Small Business,Local Government
- Environment, Public Health & Food Safety (Member)
- Women's Rights & Gender Equality (Member)
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