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Ivana Bartoletti (chair)

Ivana is vice chair of the Labour Movement for Europe. In her day job, she heads up the privacy and data protection practice at Gemserv. She is passionate about privacy, data, artificial intelligence and the internet of things, and speaks at conferences and events in the UK and overseas.

 

 

 

Sanchia Alasia (local Fabian societies representative)

Sanchia is a Labour councillor in Barking and Dagenham and the former mayor of the borough. She is an active member of her local Havering Fabian Society and is also on the executive committee of the Fabian Women’s Network.

 

 

Adam Allnutt

Adam is the chair of the Young Fabian Executive and has recently worked with Extinction Rebellion on their London political strategy group. He previously worked in parliament for Tom Watson MP, is an advocacy consultant for Trees for Cities and recruits professionals for environmental, conservation and biodiversity charities.

 

 

 

Stephen Bradley

Stephen is a doctor in a specialist service for homeless people and immigrants in Leeds. He is also a tutor and researcher at the University of Leeds Medical School.

 

 

 

Emily Brothers (local Fabian societies representative)

Emily was Labour parliamentary candidate for Sutton and Cheam for the 2015 general election and was a Labour London Assembly list candidate in 2016. Not only was Emily the first blind woman to stand for Westminster, but she was Labour’s first trans parliamentary candidate and has received wide acclaim for raising awareness on equality. Emily is elections and campaigns co-ordinator for LGBT Labour and serves on the executive committee of Disability Labour.

 

 

Luke John Davies (local Fabian societies representative)

Luke John is the chair of Birmingham and West Midlands Fabians. He previously sat on the Young Fabians national executive and was the first chair of the Young Fabians International Network. He is a PhD student at Aston University researching changes to social democratic parties in western Europe and is a member of the FEPS Young Academic Network.

 

 

 

Anneliese Dodds MP

Anneliese has been Labour MP for Oxford East since 2017. She is a member of the shadow Treasury team. She was previously a member of the European parliament for the south east England region.

 

 

 

Martin Edobor

Martin is an NHS doctor specialising in general practice and a former national chair of the Young Fabians. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a trustee for CommUNITY Barnet, a voluntary service charity.

 

 

 

Tom Gardiner

Tom is an NHS doctor and co-convenor of the Fabian Health Network. He has a special interest in health inequalities.

 

 

 

 

Kate Green MP

Kate is Labour MP for Stretford and Urmston, where she was first elected as an MP in 2010. She is a past chair of the Fabian Society. She is the chair of the select committee on standards and a member of the home affairs select committee. She also chairs the all-party parliamentary group on migration.

 

 

Sara Hyde (Fabian Women)

Sara Hyde has worked in the criminal justice system, primarily with women, for 10 years, following a first career in theatre. She has been both a parliamentary and a London Assembly candidate. She was in the inaugural Jo Cox Women in Leadership cohort and is chair of the Fabian Women’s Network.

 

 

 

 

Lord Kennedy (treasurer)

Lord Kennedy of Southwark is a Labour and Co-operative peer. Roy is shadow minister for housing and local government in the House of Lords and a lifelong Fabian and Co-operator. He is a director of his local credit union and supports both Millwall FC and Surrey County Cricket Club.

 

 

Seema Malhotra MP

Seema is the Labour MP for Feltham and Heston, which she has represented since 2011. She is a senior member of the select committee for exiting the European Union and chair of the APPG on assistive technologies. She served in Labour’s Treasury team as shadow chief secretary from 2015 to 2016 and previously was a shadow Home Office minister and opposition whip. She is a former chair of the society and is co-founder and president of the Fabian Women’s Network.

 

 

 

Catriona Munro (chair, Scottish Fabians)

Catriona has been a Fabian and actively involved in politics throughout her adult life. She has been a candidate in Westminster and Holyrood elections. She is a practising lawyer, specialising in EU and competition law.

 

 

 

 

Rory Palmer MEP

Rory has been a Labour MEP for the East Midlands region since 2017. He is a former Leicester city councillor and a longstanding Fabian member.

 

 

 

 

Vanesha Singh (Staff representative)

Vanesha joined the Fabian Society in April 2018 having previously worked in research and communications for an international affairs organisation. She holds a Master’s degree in International Relations and Global Issues from the University of Nottingham and wrote her thesis on the value of utopian and dystopian literature in an era of environmental crisis.

 

 

Keir Starmer MP

Keir is Labour MP for Holborn and St Pancras, where he was first elected in 2015. He serves as shadow Brexit secretary. He was formerly director of public prosecutions.

 

 

 

 

Wes Streeting MP

Wes is the Labour MP for Ilford North. He was first elected in 2015 and is a member of the Commons Treasury committee. He is a former president of the NUS.

 

 

 

 

 

Helen Taylor (Welsh convenor)

Helen is a Labour community councillor and an active member of her local constituency Labour party in Carmarthenshire (branch secretary and CLP policy officer). She volunteers with Crisis, the homelessness charity, and her local community centre. She is a retired NHS consultant and has a continuing interest in health service provision.

 

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