John Biggs

London Assembly Member

Labour Party
3 May 2012


  • Chair of the Audit Panel
  • Chair of the Budget and Performance Committee
  • Member of the Police & Crime Committee
City and East
Key Issues
Transport, Health, Equalities, Regeneration, Economy, Skills & Employment
John Biggs's Expenses
Register of Members' Interests - John Biggs
Register of Members' Interests - John Biggs
Gifts and Hospitality
John Biggs Gifts and Hospitality


John is in his fourth term as Assembly Member for City and East London. He is a former leader of Tower Hamlets. A Graduate of Chemistry, Computer Science and of Law, John previously worked as an analyst in the City and as Director of a political pressure group.

He Chairs the Assembly Budget and Audit Committees and leads on the budget for the Labour Group on the London Assembly. John has a keen interest in regeneration and played a major role in the Thames Gateway project. His priorities this term include maximising the post Olympic benefits for East London.

He was previously Vice Chair of the London Development Agency and Deputy Chairman of the London Thames Gateway Development Corporation. John is an Honorary Fellow of Queen Mary University of London and is a Governor of Birkbeck College, University of London.

Biographical information as supplied by individual Assembly Members.

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

Telephone: 020 7983 4350

Press releases for

News from John Biggs AM; Barking & Dagenham commuters continue to be hit by Boris’ off-peak fare hikes
27 February 2015

London Assembly Member John Biggs has accused the Mayor of being “staggeringly out of touch” after he refused to fully reverse his off-peak fare hike which has left many commuters in Barking & Dagenham worse off.

News from John Biggs: John Biggs AM backs alternative to Boris’ ‘empty’ budget
24 February 2015

In the final vote on Boris Johnson’s 2015/16 Budget this week John Biggs AM joined the majority of London Assembly Members in supporting alternative proposals to fund hundreds more police for London’s streets.