Sadiq Khan has appointed Joanne McCartney as the statutory deputy mayor of London.
Amongst her duties, Ms McCartney can act on behalf of the Mayor and can represent him at engagements. In the event that something should happen to the Mayor, she will assume his duties and role until there is a formal election.
Ms McCartney was previously a member of the London Assembly since June 2004, as a representative for Enfield and Haringey.
Prior to her appointment as deputy mayor in May 2016, Ms McCartney chaired the London Assembly’s police and crime committee.
She also previously chaired the assembly’s health and public services committee and has also served on the assembly’s budget & performance committee.
Ms McCartney served as a local councillor in Enfield from 1998 to 2006.
During this time, she chaired Enfield’s Early Years Development and Childcare Partnership and was a director of Millfield House & Theatre.
Before becoming an assembly member, Joanne was a barrister and specialised in employment law. She worked also worked as an adjudicator to the Housing Ombudsman.