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:Mayor’s failing Rental Standard will take 103 years to hit target at current rate
26 March 2015

London Assembly Member John Biggs AM has questioned London Mayor Boris Johnson’s commitment to private renters in Barking & Dagenham after it was revealed that at the current rate of progress it will take him over one hundred years to hit his target of getting 10...

News from John Biggs:John Biggs AM speaks out as Barking & Dagenham ticket offices start to close
26 March 2015

Just days before ticket offices in Barking & Dagenham begin to close, Labour London Assembly Member John Biggs has spoken out to condemn the move.

Mayor admits defeat on apprenticeships
13 March 2015

Boris Johnson has admitted that he is unlikely to reach his target to create 250,000 apprenticeships between 2012 and 2016. The Mayor made the admission during a BBC interview marking the start of National Apprenticeship Week.