Linda Perham

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Linda Perham
Member of Parliament
for Ilford North
In office
1 May 1997 – 5 May 2005
Preceded by Vivian Bendall
Succeeded by Lee Scott
Personal details
Born (1947-06-29) 29 June 1947 (age 70)
Nationality British
Political party Labour
Alma mater University of Leicester

Linda Perham (born 29 June 1947) is a Labour politician in the United Kingdom.


Perham was a councillor in the London Borough of Redbridge and Mayor of the Borough in 1994–95. She was Member of Parliament for Ilford North from 1997, when she defeated her Conservative predecessor Vivian Bendall. She lost her seat at the 2005 general election to Conservative Lee Scott. By profession, she was a librarian, working latterly at Epping Forest College in Loughton.[1] She was elected an honorary fellow of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals in 2003 and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (FRSA).

After leaving Parliament, she held a number of non-executive director and trustee positions, including with the Consumer Council for Water, East Thames Group, TrustMark, the London Voluntary Service Council, Headway West London, the Friends of the Women's Library, and the European Care Group.

She is now Chair of the Thames Water Trust Fund, Director/Trustee, Vision Redbridge Culture and Leisure, Member of the Court, University of Leicester, President, Hainault Forest Community Association and a Justice of the Peace.


  1. ^ "Election Antithesis". Times Higher Education Supplement. 9 May 1997. Retrieved 10 May 2010. 

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Vivian Bendall
Member of Parliament for Ilford North
Succeeded by
Lee Scott