MPs: John McDonnell MP; Onkar Sahota AM; Seb Dance MEP;

Hayes and Harlington (House of Commons)

Mr John McDonnell MP (Labour)

Surgery: Pump Lane

Surgery Tel: 020 8569 0010

MP Since - 1997 Majority - 10,824 Born - 08/09/1951. Married 1 son, 2 daughters.
Education - Great Yarmouth Grammar School, Burnley Technical College, Brunel University, Birkbeck College, London University.

Previous Occupation - Production Worker (1968-73), NUM Insurance Department (1977-78), TUC Researcher (1978-92), Principal Policy Advisor at Camden BC (1985-87), Chief Executive, Association of London Authorities (1987-95). Chief Executive, Association of London Government (1995-97).
Personal Overview - Has a public sector career background, with Trade Union connections and Local Government experience, both through working and as a Councillor in the old Greater London Council (GLC). Was prepared to publicly support Ken Livingstone as London Mayor (as an Independent), which effectively burnt his ministerial bridges. He has elsewhere proved willing to tackle the Government over areas not finding his favour, and has been amongst some of the Labour backbench rebellions. Announced in July 2006 that when Tony Blair decided to step down that he would stand for the leadership of the Labour Party. In the event, he failed to achieve the required 45 parliamentary backers needed to enable his name to go forward into the leadership contest, leaving Gordon Brown unchallenged. He also expressed a wish to stand for the leadership in 2010, dependent again on his ability to gain the required number of parliamentary backers. Was suspended from the Commons for five days for picking up the ceremonial mace during a debate (January 2009).
Political History - Councillor, GLC (1981-86), MP Hayes & Harlington (1997-). Member of the Deregulation (& Regulatory Reform) Select Committee (1999-2002). Member, Unopposed Bills (Panel) (1999-2004). Member of the Justice Select Committee (2013-).
Characteristics - May have an interest in Local Government issues, particularly those connected with devolution/regional government, especially as it affects London.

Business Tel: 020 7219 6908


My blog

Interests: General Economy,Northern Ireland,Local Government

Commitee membership
  • Justice Committee (Member)
  • Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Group (Member)
  • Conflict Issues Group (Member)
  • Connecting Communities Group (Member)
  • Disability Group (Member)
  • Down's Syndrome Group (Member)
  • Gypsies Travellers Roma Group (Member)
  • Hazara Group (Member)
  • British Hindus Group (Member)
  • Learning Disability Group (Member)
  • Maternity Group (Member)
  • Motorcycling (Associate Group) (Member)
  • Muscular Dystrophy Group (Member)
  • Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) Group (Member)
  • Performers' Alliance Group (Member)
  • Refugees Group (Member)
  • Small Shops Group (Member)
  • Social Work Group (Member)
  • Tamils Group (Member)
  • Tidy Britain Group (Member)
  • Global Tuberculosis Group (Member)
  • Depleted Uranium Group (Secretary)
  • Water and Sanitation in the Third World Group (Member)
  • Weapons and Protection of Civilians Group (Member)
  • Women in Parliament Group (Member)
  • Chagos Islands (British Indian Ocean Territory) Group (Member)
  • Ethiopia and Djibouti Group (Member)


Ealing and Hillingdon (Greater London Authority)

Dr Onkar Sahota AM (Labour)

GLA Member Since - 2012 Majority - 3,110 Born - 19 (Punjab, India).
Education - Syon School for Boys. Sheffield University Medical School (1983). London Business School MBA (2000).

Previous Occupation - GP (1989-), practice covering Hanwell and Southall.

Personal Overview - Captured this seat at the 2012 elections on a large swing from the Conservatives. His family arrived in England in 1961 and he grew up in Southall, London. With a medical career background, he has been a long serving GP, establishing his own practice in 1994 covering Hanwell and Southall. He has focussed his campaigning on health issues and providing improved opportunities for the local community. He set up campaigns to oppose the closure of A&E units at two London hospitals, the Ealing Hospital and Central Middlesex Hospital.

Political History - Ealing and Southall Labour Party Campaign Co-ordinator (including 2010 General Election). GLA Member Ealing & Hillingdon (2012-).

Other Information - Has a Facebook presence at Facebook:-
All Party Groups - N/a.

Business Tel: 020 7983 4000


My blog

Interests: Health & Safety,Health


London (European Parliament)

Mr Seb Dance MEP (Labour)

MEP Since - 2014. Born - 1981. Partner (Spencer Livermore, Labour Campaign Director).
Education - N/a.
Previous Occupation - Former Parliamentary Researcher and Special Advisor to Sean Woodward MP (As Northern Ireland Secretary). Worked for the international development charity ActionAid UK as a Government Relations Adviser.

Personal Overview - Elected from 4th place on Labour's London list in 2014, in what was a good year for the party in the capital. He has a career background working in the charity sector in a public affairs role for ActionAid, a charity which is primarily focussed on global poverty issues. He has also spent time as a Special Advisor to the last Labour Government on Northern Ireland in a role which involved trying to bring together historically divided communities. He is originally from South London and has been a Labour Party member from the age of 16, having campaigned for the party at both local and national elections.

Political History - MEP London Region (2014-). Member of the Delegation to the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly (2014-). Member of the Delegation for relations with South Africa (2014-). Member of the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (2014-). Substitute member of the Committee on Development (2014-).

Other Information - Has been a member of Unite and the Co-operative Party.

Intergroups - N/a.

Business Tel: +32(0)2 28 45833


My blog

Interests: Environment,Equal Opportunities,Poverty,Charities,Northern Ireland,Employment

Commitee membership
  • Environment, Public Health & Food Safety (Member)
  • Development (Substitute)


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