5 speakers 15 minutes each

Emily Thornberry

The Human Rights Act & our reputation in Europe

Emily was elected Member of Parliament for Islington South & Finsbury in the 2005 General Election, and was re-elected in 2010 with an increased majority of 3,569. After the 2010 election, Emily became a Shadow Minister in the Department of Energy and Climate Change and took a leading role in Ed Miliband’s successful leadership campaign. In October 2010 she became a Shadow Health minister, shadowing Social Care Minister Paul Burstow, and holding the government to account over their changes to the NHS and social care. She was promoted in Ed Miliband's first reshuffle in October 2011 and until November 2014 attended the Shadow Cabinet as the Shadow Attorney General.