Bambos Charalambous

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Bambos Charalambous

Official portrait of Bambos Charalambous crop 2.jpg
Official Parliamentary portrait, June 2017
Member of Parliament
for Enfield Southgate
Assumed office
9 June 2017
Preceded byDavid Burrowes
Majority4,355 (9.0%)
Personal details
Charalambos Charalambous

(1967-12-02) 2 December 1967 (age 51)
Haringey, London, England
Political partyLabour

Charalambos "Bambos" Charalambous MP (born 2 December 1967)[1] is a British politician. He was elected as the Labour Party MP for Enfield Southgate in 2017.[2]

Early life[edit]

Charalambous was born in London and raised in Bowes Park, Enfield and has lived there all his life.[3] His parents come from Kalo Chorio and Fasoulla, both near Limassol, in Cyprus.[4][5] He was educated at Tottenhall Infants School, St Michael-at-Bowes Junior School (where he is now a school governor), Chace Boys Comprehensive School, followed by Tottenham College and then Liverpool Polytechnic[6] where he received a law degree and was elected as vice president of the Students' Union in 1990.


Charalambous is a solicitor, and worked for Hackney Council in their housing litigation team. Following the election, Charalambous resigned from his legal job with Hackney Council.[7]

Until the local elections of 2018, at which he stood down, he had been a member of Enfield Council since 1994 for the Palmers Green Ward, and was an Associate Cabinet Member.[8]

Parliamentary career[edit]

Charalambous was the official Labour Party candidate for Epping Forest in 2005 and for Enfield Southgate in 2010 and 2015, before being elected in 2017.[3] He became the first MP to have both parents born in Cyprus.

In January 2018, he was appointed Parliamentary Private Secretary (PPS) to the Shadow Business Secretary Rebecca Long-Bailey.[citation needed] In December 2018, he was appointed as an Opposition (Labour) Whip.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "No. 61961". The London Gazette. 19 June 2017. p. 11776.
  2. ^ "Bambos Charalambous MP". UK Parliament. Retrieved 2 August 2017.
  3. ^ a b Casey, Clare (9 June 2017). "Shock win for the underdog in Enfield Southgate". Enfield Gazette & Advertiser. Tindle Newspapers. Retrieved 9 June 2017.
  4. ^ "Labour select Cypriot MP candidate for Enfield Southgate". Parikiaki. 10 March 2014. Retrieved 9 June 2017.
  5. ^ "Could Bambos Charalambous Labour Parliamentary candidate for Southgate be first Cypriot MP". Parikiaki. 8 January 2015. Retrieved 10 June 2017.
  6. ^ Charalambous, Bambos. Who's Who. 2018 (February 2018 online ed.). A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. Retrieved 13 February 2018. (subscription or UK public library membership required)
  7. ^ "New boy Bambos talks Cyprus, justice and getting lost in the corridors of power". North London Press. Retrieved 13 July 2017.
  8. ^ "Councillor details - Bambos Charalambous". Enfield Council. Retrieved 9 June 2017.

External links[edit]

Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
David Burrowes
Member of the Parliament for Enfield Southgate