JOANNE MCCARTNEY is a British Labour Co-operative Party politician and barrister . McCartney currently serves as the Deputy Mayor of London . Since 2004 she has also served as a member of the London Assembly .
McCartney worked as a barrister specialising in employment law and helped to establish a local Chambers in Enfield in the early 1990s. She also worked as an adjudicator for the Housing Ombudsman dealing with disputes between landlords and tenants.
McCartney was elected a councillor in the London Borough of Enfield
in 1998, for
She was a member of the Commission for Racial Equality .
She won re-election in 2008 by around 1,400 votes. In the 2012 election , she increased her majority to 36,741 votes.
McCartney has three children, and is chair of governors at her local primary school.