This website was created while Emily was the MP for Islington South and Finsbury. Parliament has now been dissolved until the General Election therefore there are no Members of Parliament.
Emily is proud to be running as the Labour candidate for Islington South and Finsbury in the 2019 General Election and we hope that she can count on your support.
Promoted by Clive O’Connell, on behalf of Emily Thornberry, both at 65 Barnsbury Street, London, N1 1EJ.
Historical Precedent for a General Election
Theresa May must call a General Election
Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe Hunger Strike
John Major’s Brexit Difficulties
Emily is the Labour candidate for the Islington South and Finsbury and Shadow Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs. Parliament has now been dissolved until after the General Election so there are currently no sitting MPs and Emily is busy campaigning to be re-elected so that she can continue to serve her local community.
Emily joined the Labour Party when she was 17, motivated by her experiences being raised by her mother, a single parent living on a council estate. She has lived in Islington for the last 27 years and was first elected as the Member of Parliament for Islington South and Finsbury on 5 May 2005. During her time as the local MP she helped over 25,000 individual constituents and has been an independent-minded voice for people in her area in Parliament.
As Shadow First Secretary of State Emily has deputised for Jeremy Corbyn in PMQ’s and in her Shadow Foreign policy brief has represented the Labour Party on various overseas visits including to the United Nations, Washington, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and across Europe.
Emily campaigned for Remain in the 2016 Brexit referendum and been a clear voice in demanding a fresh public vote, supporting the People’s Vote campaign at their recent events.