Fiona Twycross

Fiona Twycross has been a Labour London Assembly Member since 2012 and led the London-wide campaign 999 SOS highlighting the impact of cuts to emergency services in London. She has served as a member of the Assembly Health Committee and was a member of a health campaign working group established by the London Regional Board.

Immediately prior to her election, Fiona worked for Diabetes UK, and initiated a campaign on the rights of children with long term conditions in schools which led to legislative change and led a lobby of parliament with 250 children with Type 1 Diabetes and their families. She is a trustee of the Encephalitis Society, a charity supporting people affected by and funding research in to encephalitis (inflammation of the brain).

Fiona has a particular interest in public health and health inequalities. She published the report Zero Hunger City – tackling food poverty in London in 2013 following an investigation she carried out on behalf of the London Assembly.

In 2013, Fiona Twycross founded the Labour Campaign for Free School Meals with leader of Islington Council, Richard Watts with whom she wrote a pamphlet on the Labour case for free school meals for all.

In 2016, following the election of Sadiq Khan as Mayor of London, Fiona was appointed Chair of the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority and is Deputy Leader and Whip of the London Assembly Labour Group.

Fiona has been a member of the Labour Party since 1992 and represents London members on the National Policy Forum. She is a member of the GMB and Unison.

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