Dr Fiona Twycross (past staff)

Londonwide Assembly Member

Responsibilities for 2019-20

  • Deputy Mayor for Fire and Resilience
  • Member of the Economy Committee
  • Member of the Planning Committee

Key issues

  • Economy
  • Fire
  • Food Poverty


Dr Fiona Twycross is London’s first Deputy Mayor for Fire and Resilience and was appointed to this role, by the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, in April 2018. She has been Chair of the London Resilience Forum since 2016. In November 2018, Fiona was appointed Chief Resilience Officer for London a role that involves her overseeing a Resilience Strategy for London in partnership with the organisation 100 Resilient Cities.

Dr Twycross has been on the London Assembly as a London-wide member since May 2012 and was re-elected in 2016. She is Deputy Leader and Whip of the London Assembly Labour Group.

Fiona is a passionate campaigner on food poverty and universal free school meals. She produced a report in London on behalf of the Assembly’s Health and Environment Committee, A Zero Hunger City: Tackling Food Poverty in London. Fiona’s work on economic inequality includes the report A Zero Sum Game, on zero hours contracts.

Prior to her election Fiona worked for the health charity Diabetes UK.