The Info List - Joanne McCartney

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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 Edmonton , then Palmers Green
Palmers Green
, and stood down at the 2006 local elections . She was elected to the London Assembly for Enfield and Haringey in the 2004 assembly elections .

She was a member of the Commission for Racial Equality
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.