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John Biggs

London Assembly Member

Party
Labour Party
Tenure
3 May 2012
Responsibilities

2015-16

  • Chairman of the Budget and Performance Committee
  • Constituency
    City and East
    Key Issues
    Transport, Health, Equalities, Regeneration, Economy, Skills & Employment
    Salary
    £55,161
    Expenses
    John Biggs's Expenses
    Register of Members' Interests - John Biggs
    Register of Members' Interests - John Biggs
    Gifts and Hospitality
    John Biggs Gifts and Hospitality

    Biography

    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.

    John was elected Executive Mayor of the London Borough of Tower Hamlets on 11th June 2015. John is also a Member of the London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC).

    Biographical information as supplied by individual Assembly Members.

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

    Telephone: 020 7983 4350
    Email: john.biggs@london.gov.uk

    Press releases for

    News from John Biggs:Government accused of “stealing” housing funding
    8 July 2015

    Local London Assembly Member John Biggs has accused the Government of “stealing” £90m of funding for new council homes in London including Tower Hamlets and Newham.

    News from John Biggs - Tower Hamlet’s renters left unprotected as Mayor’s rental standard flops
    8 June 2015

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