13 Facts About Jennette Arnold


Jennette Arnold, OBE is a Labour Co-op politician who served as chair of the London Assembly for five terms.


From 2004 to 2021, Arnold represented the North East constituency, comprising the London Boroughs of Hackney, Islington and Waltham Forest.


Jennette Arnold then worked as an Industrial Relations Officer and as Regional Director of Services and Special Adviser to the General Secretary of the Royal College of Nursing.


Jennette Arnold then worked as an associate for organisational development consultancy, Beacon Associates.


Jennette Arnold was elected to Islington Council in 1994, eventually serving a term as deputy mayor.


Jennette Arnold was selected as Labour's candidate for the North East constituency and elected in the 2004 Assembly election.


Jennette Arnold served as Chair of the London Assembly for five terms.


Jennette Arnold was the London Assembly Labour Group's lead spokesperson on education and Chair of the London Assembly's Education Panel.


Jennette Arnold previously chaired the Cultural Strategy Group for London, playing a role in bringing the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games to London.


Jennette Arnold has sat on the Assembly's Economic and Social Development Committee and served as a member of the Metropolitan Police Authority.


Jennette Arnold campaigned extensively on the eradication of Female Genital Mutilation, often citing witnessing a victim of FGM during her time as a student nurse as what prompted her to take action.


In 2007 Jennette Arnold was listed by New Nation newspaper as one of Britain's 50 most influential black women.


In January 2019 Jennette Arnold announced in a statement to the Assembly that she would not be standing in the 2020 London Assembly election.