Jennette Arnold

London Assembly Member

Labour Party
3 May 2012


  • Deputy Chair of the London Assembly
  • 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
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Register of Members' Interests - Jennette Arnold
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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.


Contact details:

City Hall
The Queen's Walk
London SE1 2AA

Telephone: 020 7983 4349

Press releases for

News from Jennette Arnold - “Mayor’s budget an insult to Londoners”
8 January 2013


The Mayor’s draft budget for the 2013/14 financial year was released last week. It included a cut to Band D council tax of 1.2%, or £3.72 a year – less then a one-day Zone 1-4 Travel-card. From the beginning of January, an annual Zone 1-4 Travel-card will cost Londoners £...

News from Jennette Arnold - NFL Olympic Stadium “an act of desperation”
31 October 2012

North East London Assembly Member Jennette Arnold today described the proposals for American NFL teams to be the anchor tenant for the Olympic Stadium as “an act of desperation”. Jennette Arnold, who represents Olympic boroughs Hackney and Waltham Forest on the London Assembly has...

Jennette slams "out of touch" Mayor as unemployment spirals in North East London
20 January 2012

Local Assembly member Jennette Arnold has branded Boris Johnson "out of touch" after the Mayor blamed lazy young Londoners for spiralling unemployment.


The number of young people out of work for longer than six months in North East London...