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Jennette Arnold

Chair of the London Assembly

Party
Labour Party
Tenure
3 May 2012
Responsibilities

2015-16

  • 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
Constituency
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.
Salary
£66,168
Expenses
Jennette Arnold's Expenses
Register of Members' Interests - Jennette Arnold
Register of Members' Interests - Jennette Arnold
Gifts and Hospitality
Jennette Arnold Gifts and Hospitality

Biography

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:

GLA
City Hall
The Queen's Walk
London SE1 2AA

Telephone: 020 7983 4349
Email: jennette.arnold@london.gov.uk

Press releases for

Government accused of “stealing” Waltham Forest’s housing funding
9 July 2015

Local London Assembly Member Jennette Arnold OBE AM has accused the Government of “stealing” £90m of funding for new council homes in London including Waltham Forest.

News from Jennette Arnold OBE AM- New London Overground services in Hackney
19 June 2015

New London Overground services in Hackney

News from Jennette Arnold OBE AM- Football clubs urged to pay all staff the Living Wage
12 June 2015

Football clubs urged to pay all staff the Living Wage

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