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
Register of Members' Interests - John Biggs
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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 Slammed for lack of progrss on London's most dangerous junctions
21 October 2014

Labour London Assembly Member John Biggs today raised serious concerns about the progress of Mayor Boris Johnson’s ‘Better Junctions’ programme after requests for an update on the project’s progress were refused.

News from John Biggs:Businesses in East London will face threat of eviction as a result of Government’s planning changes
6 October 2014

Government changes which would mean offices, light industrial, and warehousing could be converted into housing without any need for planning permission have come under fire from local London Assembly Member John Biggs who has warned that they threaten employment space and jobs in his...

News from John Biggs:Boris Johnson urged to explain New Year’s Eve fireworks ticket fiasco
1 October 2014

Labour London Assembly Member John Biggs has called on Boris Johnson to explain why tickets for the London New Year’s Eve fireworks display were being resold by online ticket touts for up to £500 each; fifty-times their face value of £10.