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Assembly list candidates

Labour

Current Assembly Members

portraitNicky Gavron, born 1945, Worcester. Educated at Worcester Girls Grammar School and the Courtauld Institute. Former lecturer. Former Haringey councillor. London Assembly member for Enfield and Haringey 2000-2004, Londonwide list member since 2004. Deputy Mayor of London from 2000-2003. She was selected as Labour’s candidate for Mayor in the 2004 Mayoral election, but stood aside after Ken Livingstone’s readmission to the party. Deputy mayor since 2004.
portraitMurad Qureshi (Labour) Westminster councillor 1998-2006. Londonwide assembly member since 2004

2008 Candidate List

1. portrait Nicky Gavron see above. Also contested Barnet & Camden.
2. portraitMurad Qureshi see above. Also contested West Central.
3. portraitJohn Biggs, non practicising lawyer. Former lab technician and systems analyst. Former leader of Tower Hamlets council. London Assembly member for City and East since 2000. Also contested City & East.
4. portraitLen Duvall, Former leader of Greenwich council. Member of the London Assembly for Greenwich and Lewisham since 2000. Chair of the Labour group and the Metropolitan Police Authority. Awarded the OBE in 1998. Also contested Greenwich & Lewisham.
5. portraitJennette Arnold, born Monserrat. List member of the London assembly from 2000, after the resignation of David Lammy. London Assembly member for the North East since 2004. Also contested North East.
6. portraitValerie Shawcross, former Croydon councillor (1994-2000) and leader of Croydon council. London Assembly member for Lambeth and Southwark since 2000. Chair of the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority. Awarded the CBE in 2002. Also contested Lambeth & Southwark.
7. portraitJoanne McCartney, barrister. Enfield councillor from 1998-2006. London Assembly member for Enfield and Haringey since 2004. Also contested Enfield & Haringey.
8. portraitNavin Shah, leader of the Labour group on Harrow council. Also contested Brent and Harrow.
9. portraitRanjit Dheer (Labour) Former Chair of Ealing’s Race Equality council. Ealing councillor. Deputy leader of the Labour group on Ealing council. As all the list candidates above him were elected as constituency members, Dheer would be next in line for the vacancy were Gavron or Qureshi to stand down mid-term.
10. Bavinder Saund 11. Leonie Cooper
12. Ansya Sodha 13. Safi Khan
14. Alex Heslop

Liberal Democrats

Current Assembly Members

portraitMike Tuffrey, born Bromley. Educated at Durham University. Accountant. Member of the GLC for Vauxhall 1985-1986. Lambeth councillor 1990-2002. Contested Streatham 1987, Vauxhall by-election 1989, Vauxhall 1992. Became a member of the London Assembly as a Londonwide member in 2002 following the resignation of Louise Bloom. Leader of the Liberal Democrat group 2006-
portraitDee Doocey, management consultant. Richmond upon Thames councillor 1986-1994. Contested South West London in 2004 London Assembly elections. First elected as Londonwide assembly member in 2004, having been 5th on the Liberal Democrat list.
portraitCaroline Pidgeon, educated at Thornden Secondary and the University of Wales Aberystwyth. Political researcher and communications manager. Southwark councillor since 1998. Deputy leader of Southwark council 2002-2004. Contested Lambeth and Southwark in 2004 GLA elections. GLA londonwide member since 2008. Contested Dulwich and West Norwood 2001. Will contest Vauxhall at the next general election.

2008 Candidate List

1. portraitMike Tuffrey see above.
2. portraitDee Doocey see above. Also contested West Central.
3. portraitCaroline Pidgeon see above.
4. portraitJeremy Ambache, born Chislehurst. Retired director of Social Services and Housing in Bromley. Contested Tooting 1987, Putney 2005.
5. portraitGeoff Pope born Islington. Management consultant. Former Richmond upon Thames councillor. Contested London Assembly 2000. Became a member of the London Assembly as a Londonwide member in 2005 following the resignation of Lynne Featherstone upon her election as an MP, but failed to be re-elected in 2008.
6. portraitBen Abbotts, born 1975. Educated at University of Bristol. Public affairs consultant. Bromley councillor since 2006. Contested Sevenoaks 2005, Bromley and Chislehurst by-election 2006.
7. portraitStephen Knight, educated at Teddington School and Oxford University. Political advisor to the Liberal Democrat group on London Councils Ltd. Richmond upon Thames councillor since 1998. Deputy leader of Richmond upon Thames council. Also contesting South West.
8. portraitShas Sheehan, born Lahore, Pakistan. Educated at Rosa Bassett Grammar School and UCL. Former advertising planner. Richmond upon Thames councillor . Also contesting Merton and Wandsworth.
9. portraitDuncan Borrowman , former national Campaigns officer for the Liberal Democrats. Contested Bexley and Bromley in 2000 and 2004 London Assembly elections. Will contest Old Bexley and Sidcup at next election.
10. Monica Whyte 11. Merlene Emerson

Green party

Current Assembly Members

portraitJenny Jones Educated at UCL. Former financial controller and archaeologist. Southwark councillor since 2006. Londonwide assemblymember since 2000. Deputy mayor of London 2003-2004. Contested Dulwich and West Norwood 2005.
portraitDarren Johnson born 1966 Educated at Goldsmiths College. Principle speaker for the Green party 2002. Contested London mayoral election 2000, 2004. List London Assembly member since 2000. Lewisham councillor since 2002 and leader of the Green group on Lewisham council. Will contested Lewisham Deptford at the next election.

2008 Candidate List

1. portraitJenny Jones see above.
2. portraitDarren Johnson, see above.
3. portraitNoel Lynch born 1947, Limerick. Educated at Charleville Secondary school and University College Cork. Shop owner and auctioneer. Londonwide assemblymember from 2003-2004. Contested West Limerick as an Independent in Ireland’s 1969 election. Contested Brent East by-election 2003, Finchley and Golders Green 2005.
4. portraitSian Berry born 1974, Cheltenham. Educated at Pate’s Grammar School and Trinity College, Oxford. Former medical copywriter, now a website manager. Principle Speaker of the Green party since 2007. Contested Hampstead and Highgate 2005. Green party mayoral candidate.
5. portraitShane Collins Contested Streatham 2005. Also contesting Lambeth and Southwark.
6. portraitLaura Davenport
7. portraitShahrar Ali Educated at UCL. Green Party London Policy Coordinator. Contested Brent East 2005. Will contest Brent Central at the next General election.
8. portraitChit Chong born 1958. Local government officer. Former Hackney councillor. Contested Hackney North and Stoke Newington 1997, 2001. Contested North East seat in 2000 London elections
9. portraitMiranda Dunn born Putney. Former actress, now full time political activist and housewife. Contested Barnet and Camden in 2004 and 2000 London Assembly elections. COntested Finchley and Golders Green 2001. Convicted of disorderly conduct in 2007 for breaking through Treasury security cordons to shout ‘Gordon Bown is a war criminal’, she had previously been arrested for criminal damage to a carpet after throwing a tomato at President Bush.
10. Adrian Oliver 11. John Nott

One London

Current Assembly Members

One London did not return any members to the London Assembly in 2008.

2008 Candidate List

1. portrait Damian Hockney, Magazine publisher, plastic surgery affectionado and former Eurovision song contest entrant. A former member of the Conservative party, contested Pendle for the Referendum party in 1997. Contested Kesington and Chelsea for UKIP in the 1999 by-election and 2001 election. Contested London mayoral election for UKIP in 2000. Elected as a UKIP Londonwide member of the London assembly in 2004, he defected to Robert Kilroy Silk’s Veritas party in 2005 and served as deputy leader until Kilroy’s resignation in 2005. He subsequently founded the One London party in 2005. Initially announced his intention to stand as mayor, but withdrew to contest only the GLA list.
2. portraitPeter Hulme Cross Former computer engineer. First elected as a UKIP Londonwide member of the London assembly in 2004, when Damian Hockney joined Robert Kilroy Silk’s Veritas party 2005 UKIP refused to allow him and Hockney to form a Veritas-UKIP group in the London Assembly. They subsequently founded the One London Party in 2005.
3. Robert Hough
4. Helena Nelson
5. Martin Rutter

Conservative

Current Assembly Members

portrait Andrew Boff IT consultant and publisher. Former leader of Hillingdon council 1990-1992. Hackney councillor since 2005. Unsuccessfully sought Conservative mayoral nomination for this and the 2000 and 2004 elections. Contested North East and Londonwide list in 2004 London elections. Contested London South Inner in 1994 European Elections and for London region in 1999. Contested Hornsey & Wood Green 1992.
portraitVictoria Borwick, born 1956, London. Kensington and Chelsea councillor. Unsuccessfully sought Conservative mayoral nomination. Contested Londonwide list in 2004.
portraitGareth Bacon Bexley councillor. Contested Greenwich & Lewisham and Londonwide list in 2004.

2008 Candidate List

1. portrait Andrew Boff, see above.
2. portraitVictoria Borwick, see above.
3. portraitGareth Bacon see above.
4. portraitEdmond Yeo Ealing councillor. Chairman of London’s Chinese Information and Advice Centre.
5. portraitJane Archer born Leicestershire. Educated at Exeter University. Works in a city bank. Contested Walthamstow 2005 (as Jane Wright)
6. portraitKwasi Kwarteng, born 1975, London. Educated at Cambridge University. Investment analyst and author. Former Chairman of the Bow Group. Contested Brent East 2005.
7. portraitBen Everitt
8. Andrew Stranach
9. Adrian Knowles

UKIP

Current Assembly Members

UKIP did not return any members to the GLA in 2008.

2008 Candidate List

1. portraitLawrence Webb UKIP London regional organiser. Contested Hornchurch 2005.
2. portraitKathleen Garner Contested Croydon South 2001. Contested London region in 2004 European elections. List candidate in 2004 London assembly elections.
3. portraitMick McGough Contested Chingford and Woodford Green 2005.
4. portraitRalph Atkinson European Parliament researcher. Contested Dulwich and West Norwood 2005. Contested London region in 2004 European Parliamentary elections.
5. portraitJens Winton Police communications officer. Contested Lewisham West 2005.
6. portraitArnold Tarling Accountant. Contested Lewisham East 2005.
7. portraitPeter Dul Claims executive for an indemnity association. Chairman of the Anti-Common Market League. Contested Richmond Park 2005.
8. portraitJohn Bailey
9. Mick Greenhough 10. Jonathan Serter
11. Maunus Nielsen 12. Sunita Webb
13. Lynnda Robson

BNP

Current Assembly Members

portraitRichard Barnbrook born 1961, Catford. Educated at the Royal Academy of Art. Art lecturer and sculptor. Contested Londonwide list in 2004 GLA elections. Candidate for London Mayor 2008. Barking and Dagenham councillor and BNP group leader since 2006.

2008 Candidate List

Nick Eriksen was originally nominated as second on the list, but resigned after it was revealed he has made posts to a blog that questioned the seriousness of rape.

1. portraitRichard Barnbrook see above.
2. portraitBob Bailey Former royal marine. Barking and Dagenham councillor since 2006.
3. portraitJulian Leppert Postal worker. Contested London mayoralty 2004. Contested Londonwide list in 2004 GLA elections. Contested Epping Forest 2005. Redbridge councillor since 2006.
4. portraitRoberta Woods IT analyst
5. Dennis Pearce Retired engineer and former colour sergeant
6. portraitChris Forster Former local authority auditor and accountant, now working as a psychic and psychic event organiser.
7. Jeffrey Marshall English teacher.
8. Cliff Le May Postal worker. Contested Londonwide list in 2004 GLA elections. Contested Uxbridge 2005.
9.Lawrence Rustem 10. John Clarke

Left List

Current Assembly Members

The Left List did not return any members to the GLA in 2008.

2008 Candidate List

This list was selected by the SWP faction of Respect after the party split. However, the nominating officer of Respect is a member of the Galloway faction and the SWP faction are not able to put up candidates under the Respect label. They are contesting the London elections as ‘The Left List’.

1. portraitLindsey German, born 1951, London. Former editor of Socialist Review. Convenor of the Stop the War Coalition. Contested London Mayoral election 2004. Contested West Ham 2005. Also contesting Mayoralty.
2. portraitOliur Rahman, Civil servant. Tower Hamlets councillor, now sitting as Respect (Independent) having resigned the Respect whip in October 2007. Contested City and East and Londonwide list in 2004 London elections. Contested Poplar and Canning Town 2005.
3. portraitRania Khan, Tower Hamlets councillor, now sitting as Respect (Independent) having resigned the Respect whip in October 2007.
4. portraitCarole Vincent, born 1954. Former health worker. Contestant in Big Brother 8, finishing fifth.
5. portraitSalvinder Dhillon, Contested Ealing and Hillingdon in 2004 London Assembly election. Contested Ealing Southall as an Independent in 2001, for Respect in 2007 by-election.
6. portraitSait Akgul, former Chairman of the Kurdish Federation UK. Contested Enfield and Haringey & Londonwide list in 2004 London elections.
7. portraitElaine Graham-Leigh, Educated at the University of London. Author and historian. Contested Enfield Southgate for the Green party 2001. Contested London in 2004 European elections.
8. portraitKumar Murshid, restauranteur. Former regeneration advisor to Ken Livingstone, he stood down after being arrested for fraud. He was cleared of all charges in 2006. Former Tower Hamlets councillor for Labour, he defected to Respect in 2007.
9.Glyn Robbins 10. Berlyne Hamilton
11.Kat Young 12. Paul Fredericks
13.Pat McManus 14. Tansy Hoskins
15.Mukul Hira 16. Pat Stack
17.Sultana Begum 18. Mujgan Kazeroonian

CPA

Current Assembly Members

The CPA and Christian Party did not return any list members in 2008.

2008 Candidate List

The Christian Party and Christian People’s Alliance are running a joint list called The Christian Choice

1. portraitAlan Craig Educated at Newcastle University. Former businessman and warden in a young offender institution. Newham councillor. Leader of the Christian People’s Alliance. Also contesting Mayoralty.
2. portraitPaula Warren Member of the Christian Party. Runs a business selling festive decorations.
3. portraitDavid Campanale Founding chairman and former President of the CPA. Contested Londonwide list in 2000 and 2004 GLA elections. Former SDP member and Kingston councillor.
4. portraitGeoffrey Macharia Legal representative and chair of HEAL, an HIV, homelessness and immigration charity.
5. portraitSteven Hammond Ordained lay minister. Works in property finance and management. President of the CPA. Contested GLA elections 2004, West Ham 2005.
6. portraitZola Hargreaves
7. portraitSue May Works for a housing association. CPA deputy mayoral candidate and GLA candidate 2000 and 2004.
8. portraitSegun Johnson Pastor at Liberty church London.
9. portraitTom Conquest born 1985.
10. Zena Sherman 11. Peter Vickers

English Democrats

Current Assembly Members

The English Democrats did not return any list members in 2008.

2008 Candidate List

Andrew Constantine was announced as number 1 on the English Democrat list, but resigned from the party in January 2008.

1. portraitRoger Cooper born 1945, Hertfordshire. Catering consultant.
2. portraitSteven Uncles born 1964, Blackheath. Educated at Chislehurst and Sidcup Grammar School. Business consultant. Contested South East region in 2004 European elections region. Contested Bromley and Chislehurst by-election 2006. Contested South Wales West 2007 Welsh elections.
3. portraitLeo Brookes
4. portraitSati Chaggar born Nairobi, 1961. Owns a car repair business. Contested Ealing Southall by-election 2007.
5. portraitJanus Polenceus Educated at St Micheal’s Secondary School, Bermondsey. Actor. Contested Vauxhall 2005.
6. portraitArvind Tailor
7. portraitTeresa Cannon
8. portraitJoanna Munilla
9. Richard Castle 10. David Stevens
11. Carol White 12. John Dodds
14. Alex Vaughan 15. Ursula Polenceus
16. Kathie Broughton 17. John Griffiths
18. Liz Painter 19. Paul Szarmari
20. James Ware 21. Steve Scott
22. Nichole Vaughan 23. Peter Tate
24. Matt O’Connor

Respect

Current Assembly Members

Respect did not return any list members in 2008.

2008 Candidate List

This list was selected by the George Galloway faction of Respect after the party split. It was initially suggested that George Galloway would head a seperate progressive list, but after it became clear that the SWP faction would be contesting the election under a different name Galloway was announced as the head of the Respect list.

1. portraitGeorge Galloway born 1954, Dundee. Educated at Harris Academy. First elected to Parliament as the Labour MP for Glasgow Hillhead in 1987, defeating Roy Jenkins. Long involved in Palestinian and Arab causes, opposedthe 1991 Gulf war and travelled to Iraq several times, meeting both Saddam Hussein and Tariq Aziz. In 1998 founded a charity to campaign against sanctions on Iraq. Opposed the Iraq War and in 2003 was expelled from the Labour party for making comments encouraging British troops to refuse to obey illegal orders. Subsequently involved in the founding of the Respect Party. In 2005 he defeated the Labour MP Oona King in Bethnal Green and Bow. In January 2006 he controversially appeared on Celebrity Big Brother. Having pledged only to serve one term as the MP for Bethnal Green and Bow, at the next election he will contest Poplar and Limehouse
2. portraitLinda Smith London regional treasurer for the Fire Brigade Union official and National Chair of Respect.
3. portraitAbdul Sheikh Newham councillor.
4. Zakaria Abdi
5. portraitSabia Kamali Works for Islamic Relief.
6. portraitAbdurahman Jafar COntested Newham mayoral election 2006.
7. portraitCarole Swords
8. portraitHanif Abdulmuhit Self employed project manager. Newham councillor since 2006. Also contesting City and East.
9. John Mulrenan 10. Mohammed Rashid
11. Margot Lindsay 12. Anthony Collins

Abolish the Congestion Charge

Current Assembly Members

This list did not return any list members in 2008.

2008 Candidate List

1. portraitChris Prior born 1964, Somerset. Educated at the University of Exeter. Former stockbroker and management consultant. Contested London in the European elections 2004 for the People’s Party for Better Government. Originally announced his intention to stand for mayor, but due to a lack of funding is contesting the assembly elections instead.

United for Peace & Socialism

Current Assembly Members

This list did not return any list members in 2008.

2008 Candidate List

1. Christiane Ohsan 2. Pauline Fraser
3. Avtar Uppal 4. Ivan Beavis
5. Mohammed Khan 6. Jean Turner
7. Sarwan Singh 8. Harunor Rashid
9. Monty Goldman 10. Peter Latham
11. Philip Brand 12. Charlie May
13. Eleni Geropanaioti

There was also one independent candidate contesting the list section. They were not elected.

Rathy Alagaratnam (Independent) Contested Merton and Wandsworth in 2004 GLA election. Contested Mitcham and Modern 2005. Chair of Merton Domestic Violence Forum.

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6 Responses to “London List Members”

  1. The English Democrats did not contest the London Elections in 2004.

    If you want pictures and Biographies of the rest of the English Democrats, let me know I’ll send them through

    Kind regards

    Steve Uncles

  2. Its surprising that Sian Berry isnt higher up the Green list. One isnt suprised that the two incumbents are ahead of her, but while three Green seats is achievable (as it was achiebved in 2000) four seats are beyond them. Perhaps she isnt very interested in serving on the Londonassembly..

  3. Pete, Noel Lynch was an assembly member before, so I suppose people voted for him on the basis of his previous experience.

    Not to mention that Sian doesn’t get to decide her place on the list – it’s decided democratically by the party!

  4. May I correct a slight inaccuracy in your description about me please. I did not join Robert Kilroy Silk’s Veritas Party as you state. I remained a Member of UKIP. That was why Hockney and I wanted to call our Group ‘Veritas-UKIP’ – Hockney was a member of Veritas and I was a member of UKIP. But as you say, UKIP didn’t agree to that and refused to renew my membership of UKIP when it became due in June 2005. So Damian Hockney and I formed the One London Party to focus on London issues.

  5. Lawrence Rustem: Barking and Dagenham councillor, contested Dagenham 2005.

  6. Matt O’connor has left the assembly seat list