- Food Poverty
Dr Fiona Twycross is London’s first Deputy Mayor for Fire and Resilience and was appointed to this role, by the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, in April 2018. Prior to this, she was Chair of the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority (LFEPA) from May 2016 until its absolution in 2018 and was Vice-Chair of the Authority from 2013 until 2016. She has been Chair of the London Resilience Forum since 2016.
Fiona is the Labour Lead on fire at the Local Government Association (LGA), Vice-Chair of the LGA Fire Services Management Committee and a member of the LGA Fire Commission. She is also a member of the Firefighters’ Pension Scheme Advisory Board and on the National Joint Council for Local Authority Fire and Rescue Services.
Dr Twycross has been on the London Assembly as a London-wide member since May 2012 and was re-elected in 2016. She is a member of the Assembly's Economy Committee and the Education Panel. She is Deputy Leader and Whip of the London Assembly Labour Group. Fiona led Labour’s London-wide campaign, 999 SOS against the cuts to the emergency services.
Fiona is a passionate campaigner on food poverty and universal free school meals. She produced a report in London on behalf of the Assembly’s Health and Environment Committee, A Zero Hunger City: Tackling Food Poverty in London. Fiona’s work on economic inequality includes the report A Zero Sum Game, on zero hours contracts.
Prior to her election Fiona worked for the health charity Diabetes UK. She is a Trustee of the Encephalitis Society.
Biographical information as supplied by individual Assembly Members.