Jennette Arnold

Chair of the London Assembly

Labour Party
3 May 2012


  • Chair of the London Assembly
  • Chair of the Education Panel
  • Member of the Environment Committee
  • Member of the GLA Oversight Committee
  • Member of the Police and Crime Committee
North East (Hackney, Islington and Waltham Forest)
Key Issues
Good governance, the work of the London Assembly, social justice, education, training and youth services, crime reduction, housing, environmental issues, London in the EU.
Jennette Arnold's Expenses
Register of Members' Interests - Jennette Arnold
Register of Members' Interests - Jennette Arnold
Gifts and Hospitality
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Jennette Arnold OBE AM has been a member of the London Assembly since 2000. Initially a London-wide member, since 2004 Jennette has represented the North East London constituency of Hackney, Islington and Waltham Forest.  Jennette’s work focuses on the key strategic issues that impact directly on the lives of her constituents – improved transport services, crime reduction and affordable housing. She is also a champion in the fight against any form of injustice and discrimination.

Jennette continues to work hard in securing the promised legacy from the 2012 Games for local people - increased skills and employment together with the transformation of a part of London that was desolate and contaminated.

As a member of the London Assembly's Police and Crime Committee she has focused on police accountability; community relations; and increased support for the victims and witnesses of crime. She has held the post of the Chair of the London Assembly during 2008/9, 2011/12 and 2012/13.

Under the previous mayoral administration, Jennette chaired the London Cultural Strategy Group, which shaped the first Mayoral Cultural Strategy and helped bring the Olympic Games to London. She was also Chair of the London Health Commission, campaigning successfully for national legislation to ensure a smoke free London.

In 2010 Jennette was awarded the OBE in the Queen’s birthday honours list for her services to local government and the community of London.

Biographical information as supplied by individual Assembly Members.

Watch Jennette's speech on her appointment as Chair of the London Assembly

You can also read a press release with news of her appointment.

Contact details:

City Hall
The Queen's Walk
London SE1 2AA

Telephone: 020 7983 4349

Press releases for

Mayor must protect education and youth programmes
21 November 2014
The London Assembly Education Panel is looking into implications of a possible 90% drop in funding for education and youth schemes.
Include ‘Portuguese’ on London Underground ticket machines
16 July 2014
The London Assembly today unanimously passed a motion [ ] requesting the Greater London Authority (GLA) and the wider GLA group to formally recognise the significant size of the Latin American community in London, by including ‘Latin American’ in the ethnicity section of GLA monito
Assembly elects new Chairman and Deputy Chair
14 May 2014

The London Assembly today elected Roger Evans AM as its new Chairman for 2014-5[1]. Jennette Arnold AM OBE has been elected as Deputy Chair [2].