Joanne McCartney

London Assembly Member

Labour Party
3 May 2012


  • Chair of the Police and Crime Committee
  • Member of the Budget and Performance Committee
  • Member of the Confirmation Hearings Committee
  • Member of the GLA Oversight Committee
Enfield and Haringey
Key Issues
Policing and community safety, health and public services, children and young people, jobs, skills and economic development, keeping London moving, a greener and environmentally friendly London
Register of Members' Interests - Joanne McCartney
Register of Members' Interests - Joanne McCartney
Joanne McCartney's expenses
Gifts and Hospitality
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Joanne was elected as the London Assembly Member for Enfield and Haringey in June 2004.

She currently Chairs the London Assembly’s Police & Committee and sits on the Budget & Performance Committee.

Joanne has previously served as Chair of the London Assembly’s Health and Public Services Committee and led investigations into a number of issues which are important to Londoners including: the decline of London’s public toilets; breast cancer screening; the future of the Post Office network, and access to mental health services.

Before being elected to the London Assembly, Joanne served as a local councillor in Enfield from 1998-2006. During this time she served as Chair of Enfield’s Early Years Development and Childcare Partnership and as a Director of Millfield House & Theatre. She practiced as a barrister, specialising in employment law and also worked as an adjudicator for the Housing Ombudsman dealing with disputes between landlords and tenants.

Joanne has three children and is Chair of Governors at her local primary school.

Biographical information as supplied by individual Assembly Members.

Contact details:
City Hall
The Queen's Walk
London SE1 2AA

Tel: 020 7983 5524
Fax: 020 7983 5679

Press releases for

News from Joanne McCartney - Londoners cut off from police by station closures
11 January 2013

The full impact of Boris Johnson’s police station closures is made clear in a new map produced by Labour’s London Assembly Police & Crime Spokesperson, Joanne McCartney AM. The map clearly shows that multiple areas of London will be left with no 24hr police station or front counter...

News from Joanne McCartney: Mayor's plan confirms fewer local police in London
9 January 2013

Today the Mayor of London published his draft Police and Crime Plan for London. In it the Mayor claims that he will increase the number of police officers based in each borough (p10-11 of attached report). However, new analysis carried out by Labour’s London Assembly Police & Crime...

News from Joanne McCartney - Cuts at Met Police bite deeper
19 November 2012

Reacting to the news that the Metropolitan Police are proposing to cut 25% of all Sergeants and senior officers along with 3,500 civilian staff, Labour London Assembly Police & Crime spokesperson, Joanne McCartney AM said the proposals will “jeopardise the safety and security of...