Emily Thornberry was re-elected MP for Islington South and Finsbury on May 7th 2015 with 22547 votes, taking 50.9% of the vote.
Emily has lived in Islington for 15 years and has three young children who attend state schools. Raised by a single parent living on a council estate, her early experiences as a child have always motivated her both personally and politically. Her mother has been a lifetime Labour supporter and Emily joined the Labour Party aged 17.
Emily has a strong sense of justice and traditional Labour values. She has been active in anti-racist campaigns across London. Before becoming an MP, she campaigned successfully at the national level with trade unions and parents' groups for more family-friendly employment policies and access to childcare - particularly for women. She is backed by the TGWU and has strong links with other trade unions.
As a human rights lawyer in the chambers of Mike Mansfield QC, she has many years' experience of representing people as a criminal lawyer, working to achieve greater justice, equality and human rights.
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