Joanne McCartney

Joanne McCartney is a British barrister and Labour Party and Co-operative Party politician. Since 2004, she has served as a member of the London Assembly, representing Enfield & Haringey.[1] Following the election of Sadiq Khan as Mayor of London in 2016, McCartney has served as Statutory Deputy Mayor of London.[2]

Joanne McCartney

AM
7th Statutory Deputy Mayor of London
Assumed office
9 May 2016
MayorSadiq Khan
Preceded byRoger Evans
Member of the London Assembly
for Enfield and Haringey
Assumed office
10 June 2004
Preceded byNicky Gavron
Majority51,152
Personal details
NationalityBritish
Political partyLabour Co-operative

Prior to her career in politics, McCartney worked as a barrister specialising in employment law and helped to establish a local Chambers in Enfield in the early 1990s. She also worked as an adjudicator for the Housing Ombudsman dealing with disputes between landlords and tenants.[3][4]

McCartney was elected a councillor in the London Borough of Enfield in 1998, representing Edmonton and then Palmers Green. McCartney was elected to the London Assembly for Enfield and Haringey in the 2004 Assembly Elections and stood down as a councillor at the 2006 local elections.

She was formerly member of the Commission for Racial Equality.[5] As Deputy Mayor, McCartney worked to create "Early Years Hubs" for disadvantaged children.[6] As an Assembly Member, she has campaigned on rail devolution[7] and child poverty.[8]

McCartney won re-election in 2008 by approximately 1,400 votes. In the 2012 election, she increased her margins to 36,741 votes. In the 2016 election, she broke records by winning by a margin of 51,152 votes.[9]

McCartney has three children, and is chair of governors at her local primary school.[10]