Joanne McCartney

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Joanne McCartney

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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
Personal details
Political partyLabour Co-operative

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]

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]


  1. ^ "Joanne McCartney - Assembly Member". London City Hall. 4 January 2016. Retrieved 26 June 2019.
  2. ^ "Sadiq Khan appoints Joanne McCartney as London's deputy mayor". London Citizen. 11 July 2016. Retrieved 26 June 2019.
  3. ^ "About me". Joanne McCartney AM. 18 September 2011. Retrieved 26 June 2019.
  4. ^ "Hornsey & Wood Green Labour". Retrieved 26 June 2019.
  5. ^ Great Britain. Commission for Racial Equality. (2009). Annual report and accounts 2006/7 : 1 January 2006-31 December 2006 with audited financial accounts for the period 1 April 2006-31 March 2007. Great Britain. Parliament (Session 2008-09). House of Commons. [London]: [TSO]. ISBN 9780102959031. OCLC 395221320.
  6. ^ "Mayor launches Early Years Hubs to help most disadvantaged children | London City Hall". Retrieved 14 August 2019.
  7. ^ "Joanne McCartney: It's time to give more rail services to London Overground – just ask my constituents | OnLondon". Retrieved 14 August 2019.
  8. ^ "Publication from Joanne McCartney: Children - victims of austerity | London City Hall". Retrieved 14 August 2019.
  9. ^ "2016 GLA Elections - Enfield & Haringey result | London Elects" (PDF). Retrieved 14 August 2019.
  10. ^ "Joanne McCartney – Hazelwood Schools". Retrieved 26 June 2019.

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