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Brent Central (House of Commons)
Ms Sarah Teather MP (Liberal Democrat)
Surgery: 70 Walm Lane
Surgery Tel: 020 8459 0455
MP Since - 2003 (By-Election) Majority - 1,345 Born - 01/06/1974.
Education - Leicester Grammar School; St John's College, Cambridge University (BA pharmacology).
Previous Occupation - Science policy officer, Royal Society (1998-2001); Science policy consultant, Technopolis (2001-02); Policy analyst, MacMillan Cancer Relief (2002-03).
Personal Overview - Elected on a 29% swing in this traditionally safe Labour seat once held by Ken Livingstone. She become on election the youngest sitting MP in the House of Commons at that time. Has a career background as a scientist and scientific policy advisor, including evaluating public policy innovation and science issues for a number of other European Governments. Politically, she has Local Government experience as a Councillor at Islington BC and has been a member of the Party's National Policy Committee. Gained her first political office in November 2004 as a Shadow Spokesman for London before being promoted to cover Communities and Local Government in 2005, was further promoted to cover Education and Skills in the initial Menzies Campbell reshuffle. When the Education Department was split in 2007, she was given the shadow Innovation, Universities and Skills portfolio. Was promoted in the initial Nick Clegg reshuffle before being moved to cover the Housing portfolio in October 2008. Entered the coalition Government in 2010 at the Department for Education, but was removed at the 2012 reshuffle in order for David Laws to return to the Government and to focus on developing her local profile in a very marginal seat.
Political History - Councillor, Islington Borough Council (2002-03). Parliamentary Candidate for Finchley & Golders Green (2001 General Election). MP Brent East (2003-2010), MP Brent Central (2010-). Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for Health (2003-04), London (2004-05). Shadow Minister for Communities & Local Government (2005), Shadow Minister to the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (ODPM) (2005-06). Shadow Secretary of State for Education & Skills/Innovation, Universities and Skills (2006-07). Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (2007-08). Shadow Housing Minister (2008-10). Minister of State, Department for Education (Children and Families) (2010-12).
Characteristics - Political interests are likely to include health issues.
Business Tel: 020 7219 2284
Interests: Health,Local Government
Brent and Harrow (Greater London Authority)
Mr Navin Shah AM (Labour)
GLA Member Since - 2008 Majority - 29,796 Born - 19.
Education - Educated locally.
Previous Occupation - Architect and Planner.
Personal Overview - Experienced local politician who successfully gained the Brent & Harrow seat from the Conservatives in 2008 defying the national trend. He is a former Leader of Harrow BC and has been politically active in the area for 30 years. Has a distinctive background as the son of a former freedom fighter in India. He has stated that he joined the Labour Party due to his 'deep socialist beliefs' and that this encouraged him to become active in working with voluntary organisations in his local area. locally, he has also shown interest in planning and regeneration projects, he was involved in the Harrow Town Centre Regeneration and on the Wembley Stadium project (in consultation with Harrow Council and the neighbouring Authority to Brent). He has also worked on strategic issues within London such as the London Olympics and the Mayor's London Plan (through the West London Alliance of 6 West London Boroughs including Harrow). He has been involved in the Leader's Committee at London Councils (formerly Association of London Government), where he was on the Poverty and Crime and Safety Panels. He has worked with the Metropolitan Police Authority to establish safer neighbourhood teams as well as on the London Safety Plan via his membership of the London Fire Emergency Planning Authority.
Political History - Councillor, Harrow BC, Council Leader (2004-06), Labour Group Leader (2006-08). Has been a member of the National Panel of the Labour Party Ethnic Minority Taskforce. GLA PR list candidate (2000). GLA Member for Brent & Harrow (2008-). Deputy Chairman of the Audit Panel (2008-). Deputy Chairman of the Health and Public Services Committee (2008-). Member of the Planning and Housing Committee (2008-). Member of the Metropolitan Police Authority (2008). Member of the London Fire and Emergency Planning Committee (2008-).
Other Information - Member of Amicus and the Co-operative Party. Member of Harrow Fabian Society. Executive Member of the Council for Racial Equality, Founder (1990) and Trustee of the Harrow Anti-Racist Alliance. Member of Harrow Police Community Consultative Group. Has been a member of the London Fire Emergency Planning Authority. Founder member of Wishram (1990), a group which addresses learning difficulties. Alternative email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
All Party Groups - N/a.
Business Tel: 020 7983 4377
Interests: Community Cohesion,Housing,Discrimination,Planning Issues
- Health & Public Services Committee (Vice Chairman)
- Planning and Housing 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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