11 Facts About Emily Thornberry

1. In 2006, Emily Thornberry introduced the Housing Association Bill—a Private Member's Bill which sought to improve the control of housing association tenants over their landlords.

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2. The Labour Party opposes selection and Emily Thornberry was widely criticised over the issue as a result.

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3. In April 2005, it emerged that Emily Thornberry had sent her son to the partially selective Dame Alice Owen's state school 14 miles away from her home and outside her constituency.

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4. In March 2015, Emily Thornberry launched a campaign for a new Equal Pay Act.

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5. In 2015 Emily Thornberry clashed with Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London, over the proposed redevelopments of the Mount Pleasant Mail Centre, the sorting office run by the Royal Mail, and the Clerkenwell Fire Station, both in her constituency.

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6. In October 2018 Emily Thornberry criticized Theresa May's government's response to Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance as 'too little, too late'.

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7. In May 2018 Emily Thornberry said support for Syria's president, Bashar al-Assad, has been "underestimated" in the West.

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8. In April 2011, Emily Thornberry surveyed all the Local Government Directors of Adult Social Care and highlighted the pressures on care for the elderly by the coalition government's cuts to Local Authority funds.

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9. In this role, Emily Thornberry challenged the coalition government's lack of action over failing care home operator Southern Cross, calling for action and that the government put in place a plan B should the operator fail.

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10. In May 2010, Emily Thornberry was returned as MP for Islington South and Finsbury with an increased majority, in a seat identified as the Liberal Democrats' top target in England for the 2010 general election.

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11. In March 2008, Emily Thornberry said she suspected that there are hardly any children in Islington who have not been mugged at some stage.

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