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London Assembly Member Jennette Arnold

Jennette Arnold, Assembly Member Labour Party
Constituency: North East (Hackney, Islington and Waltham Forest)
Elected on 10 June 2004

Following a successful career in nursing, Jennette Arnold worked as an Industrial Relations Officer and as Regional Director of Services and Special Adviser (Equalities) to the General Secretary of the Royal College of Nursing. She then moved on to become a leading associate with the award winning training and organisational development consultancy, Beacon Associates.

Jennette was elected to Islington Borough Council in 1994 and held a number of key positions, including a term as Deputy Mayor. In May 2000 she was elected to the London Assembly as a Londonwide Assembly Member and was Labour's lead member for children and young people and lead spokesperson for older people. She chaired the Cultural Strategy Group for London, sat on the Assembly's Economic and Social Development Committee and served as a member of the MPA.

As a member of the MPA's multi-agency Domestic Violence Working Group Jennette worked to help shape the Met's Domestic Violence Strategy and lobbied to secure funding for Community Safety Units. As an Assembly Member Jennette investigated the impact that safety concerns have on women's employment opportunties and ensured that the needs of workers were included in the Mayor's Safer Travel at Night project. Jennette chaired the scrutiny into Smoking in Public Places, and has worked with the GMB and TUC on the issue of safer workplaces.

In June 2004 Jennette was elected to the London Assembly as Member for London North East. She is Chair and Deputy Leader of the Labour Group and Labour's spokesperson for culture, sports and tourism and lead member for the 2012 Olympic bid.

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Jennette Arnold


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