MPs: John McDonnell MP; Onkar Sahota AM; Marina Yannakoudakis 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


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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)

Ms Marina Yannakoudakis MEP (Conservative)

MEP Since - 2009 Born - 16/04/1956. Married, 3 children.
Education - Brunel University, BSC in Government, Politics and Modern History. Open University, MA in Education.
Previous Occupation - Financial Director of a family business (pan-European).

Personal Overview - Elected to the European Parliament from third place on the London Conservative Party list. Has been involved running a small business for over 23 years with experience negotiating in in Europe on behalf of her UK clients. She has campaigned to reduce regulation on business, reducing EU waste and fraud and on the sensible managing of migration. She also has experience raising funds for charity, as a former Chair of the Mayor of Barnet's Charity Appeal 2005/06 raising money for the mental health charity MIND.

Political History - Councillor, London Borough of Barnet. Has been Deputy Chairman of Chipping Barnet Conservative Association. MEP London Region (2009-). Membe rof the Delegation to the EU-Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia Joint Parliamentary Committee (2009-). Substitute member of the Delegation for relations with Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro and Kosovo (2009-). Member of the Women's Rights and Gender Equality Committee (2009-). Member of the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee (2009-).

Other Information - School Governor. She was a Chairman of the Federation of Conservative Students at Brunel University and Chairperson for Communications on it's Student Union Executive. In her spare time she plays the saxophone and produces her own sculptures which she donates to charity.
Intergroups - N/a.


My blog

Interests: Small Business,Business & Finance,Local Government

Commitee membership
  • Environment, Public Health & Food Safety (Member)
  • Women's Rights & Gender Equality (Member)


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