MPs: Nick de Bois MP; Joanne McCartney AM; Seb Dance MEP;

Enfield North (House of Commons)

Mr Nick de Bois MP (Conservative)

Surgery: 276 Baker Street

Surgery Tel: 01992 678255

MP Since - 2010 Majority - 1,692 Born - 23/02/1959. Married, 4 children (Jessica, Laura, Madeleine, and Alex).
Education - Culford School, Cambridge College of Arts and Technology (Business Studies).

Previous Occupation - Advertising Standards Authority (Press Department), Rapiergroup (Exhibition design and management company) Managing Director.

Personal Overview - Third time lucky for this new Member of Parliament, he contested unsuccessfully the Enfield North seat against former MP Joan Ryan in both 2001 and 2005. His retention as candidate was doubtful against the backdrop of his relative failure judged against the Conservative performance in neighbouring Enfield Southgate - a swing of 8.7% there in 2005 compared to only 0.6% in Enfield North. His local campaigning to date in the constituency has focused primarily on the NHS, particularly over plans to reorganise service provision away from the local Chase Farm Hospital. He has also highlighted the planning blight caused by development in the constituency where large population increases have not been matched by commensurate improvements in local social or transport infrastructure.

Political History - Parliamentary Candidate for Enfield North (2001 & 2005), Member for Enfield North (2010-). Member of the Public Administration Select Committee (2010-11). Member of the Justice Select Committee (2011-).

Characteristics - Keen traveller. Sporting interests are rugby union, hockey and football.

Business Tel: 020 7219 7066


Interests: Business & Finance,Small Business,Housing,Transport,Health

Commitee membership
  • Justice Committee (Member)
  • American Football Group (Member)
  • Armed Forces Group (Member)
  • Arms Length Management Organisations (ALMOs) Group (Member)
  • Breast Cancer Group (Member)
  • Defence of the Interests of British Property Owners in Cyprus Group (Member)
  • Cancer Group (Member)
  • Child and Youth Crime Group (Member)
  • Commonwealth Group (Member)
  • Crossrail Two Group (Vice Chairman)
  • Crowdfunding and Non-Banking Finance Group (Member)
  • UK Events Industry Group (Chairman)
  • British Hindus Group (Member)
  • Interest Rate Swap Mis-Selling Group (Vice Chairman)
  • London-Stansted-Cambridge Corridor Group (Chairman)
  • Ovarian Cancer Group (Member)
  • Primary Care and Public Health Group (Chairman)
  • Stem Cell Transplantation Group (Member)
  • Telehealth Group (Treasurer)
  • Trade and Investment Group (Vice Chairman)
  • Group in support of Visteon Pensioners (Member)
  • Bangladesh Group (Vice Chairman)
  • British-Belize Group (Member)
  • British-Cyprus Group (Vice Chairman)
  • Greece Group (Member)
  • Kurdistan Region in Iraq Group (Member)
  • United Kingdom-United Arab Emirates Group (Member)


Enfield and Haringey (Greater London Authority)

Ms Joanne McCartney AM (Labour)

GLA Member Since - 2004 Majority - 36,741 Born - 19. Married, 3 Children.
Education - N/a.

Previous Occupation - Barrister (specialises in employment law).

Personal Overview - Newly elected in 2004, she replaced the outgoing Labour member Nicky Gavron in this closely contested seat. With a legal background as a barrister, she was involved in establishing a local chambers in Enfield in the early 1990s and has been an adjudicator dealing with disputes between landlords and tenants for the Housing Ombudsman. She has experience of being a local Councillor and has been the Enfield representative on the Local Authority Forum of the London Arts Board. She has also taken an interest in child care issues, a working mother herself , she has chaired Enfield's Early Years Development and Childcare Partnership (the body responsible for nurseries, playgroups etc). She has also shown an interest in issues relating to the environment, planning policing and the North Circular Road. Within the Assembly, she was previously the former London Mayor's (Ken Livingstone) E-Envoy.

Political History - Councillor, Enfield BC (1998-). GLA member for Enfield & Haringey (2004-). Member of the Budget Committee (2004-08). Member of the Economic Development, Culture, Sport and Tourism Committee (2005-07), Deputy Chairman (2008-09). Chairman of the Health & Public Services Committee (2005-08). Former member of the Metropolitan Police Authority. Member of the Transport Committee (2008-), member of the Elections Review Committee (2008). Chair of the Time for Action Panel (2011-). Chair of the Police and Crime Committee (2011-).

Other Information - Member of the London Board of the Commission for Racial Equality. Vice Chair of the London Connects Board. Member of the London Region Arts Council. Substitute Member of the Congress of Europe. Has also been a Director of Millfield Community Theatre in Edmonton. Governor of a local Primary School.

All Party Groups - N/a.

Business Tel: 020 7983 4402


My blog

Interests: Environment,Arts & Heritage,Family Issues,Housing,Transport,Law & Order,Child Care,Planning Issues

Commitee membership
  • Time for Action Panel (Chairman)
  • Transport Committee (Member)


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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