John Biggs (past staff)

Barking & Dagenham, City of London, Newham, Tower Hamlets

Responsibilities for 2015-16

  • Chairman of the Budget and Performance Committee

Key issues

  • Transport
  • Health
  • Equalities
  • Regeneration
  • Economy
  • Skills and employment


John is in his fourth term as Assembly Member for City and East London. He is a former leader of Tower Hamlets. A Graduate of Chemistry, Computer Science and of Law, John previously worked as an analyst in the City and as Director of a political pressure group.

He Chairs the Assembly Budget and Audit Committees and leads on the budget for the Labour Group on the London Assembly. John has a keen interest in regeneration and played a major role in the Thames Gateway project. His priorities this term include maximising the post Olympic benefits for East London.

He was previously Vice Chair of the London Development Agency and Deputy Chairman of the London Thames Gateway Development Corporation. John is an Honorary Fellow of Queen Mary University of London.

John was elected Executive Mayor of the London Borough of Tower Hamlets on 11th June 2015. John is also a Member of the London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC).

Biographical information as supplied by individual Assembly Members.