Bambos Charalambous

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Bambos Charalambous
MP
Official portrait of Bambos Charalambous crop 2.jpg
Official Parliamentary portrait, June 2017
Member of Parliament
for Enfield Southgate
Assumed office
9 June 2017
Preceded by David Burrowes
Majority 4,355 (9.0%)
Personal details
Born Charalambos Charalambous
(1967-12-02) 2 December 1967 (age 50)
Haringey, London, England
Political party Labour

Charalambos Charalambous MP (born 2 December 1967)[1][2] is a British politician. He was elected as the Labour Party MP for Enfield Southgate in 2017.[3] He is the second MP with Cypriot ancestry, and the first whose parents both have a Cypriot background.[4]

Early life

Charalambous was born in London and raised in Bowes Park, Enfield and has lived there all his life.[5][6][7] His parents come from Kalo Chorio and Fasoulla, both near Limassol, in Cyprus.[8][9] He was educated at Tottenhall Infants School, St Michael-at-Bowes Junior School (where he is now a school governor), Chace Boys Comprehensive School, followed by Tottenham College and then Liverpool Polytechnic[10] where he received a law degree and was elected as vice president of the Students' Union in 1990.[7]

Career

Charalambous is a solicitor, and worked for Hackney Council in their housing litigation team.[7] In the aftermath of the election, Charalambous resigned from his legal job with Hackney Council.[11]

He has been a member of Enfield Council since 1994 for the Palmers Green Ward, and is an Associate Cabinet Member.[12]

Parliamentary career

Charalambous was the official Labour Party candidate for Epping Forest in 2005 and for Enfield Southgate in 2010 and 2015, before being elected in 2017.[6] He became the first MP to have both parents born in Cyprus. He is the second MP of Cypriot parentage, after former Conservative MP Chris Kelly, who represented Dudley South in the 2010–15 parliament had a Cypriot parent.

In January 2018, he was appointed PPS to the Shadow Business Secretary Rebecca Long-Bailey.[13]

References

  1. ^ "No. 61961". The London Gazette. 19 June 2017. p. 11776. 
  2. ^ "Index entry". FreeBMD. ONS. Retrieved 26 February 2018. 
  3. ^ "Bambos Charalambous MP". UK Parliament. Retrieved 2 August 2017. 
  4. ^ "One of our own UK Cypriot Bambos Charalambous new MP for Enfield Southgate". Parikiaki. 9 June 2017. Retrieved 10 June 2017. 
  5. ^ "Vote Bambos Charalambous as your Labour MP this Thursday". Bowes Labour. 6 May 2015. Retrieved 9 June 2017. 
  6. ^ a b Casey, Clare (9 June 2017). "Shock win for the underdog in Enfield Southgate". Enfield Gazette & Advertiser. Tindle Newspapers. Retrieved 9 June 2017. 
  7. ^ a b c "About". Bambos Charalambous for Enfield Southgate. Retrieved 9 June 2017. 
  8. ^ "Labour select Cypriot MP candidate for Enfield Southgate". Parikiaki. 10 March 2014. Retrieved 9 June 2017. 
  9. ^ "Could Bambos Charalambous Labour Parliamentary candidate for Southgate be first Cypriot MP". Parikiaki. 8 January 2015. Retrieved 10 June 2017. 
  10. ^ Charalambous, Bambos. ukwhoswho.com. Who's Who. 2018 (February 2018 online ed.). A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. Retrieved 13 February 2018.  closed access publication – behind paywall
  11. ^ "New boy Bambos talks Cyprus, justice and getting lost in the corridors of power". North London Press. Retrieved 13 July 2017. 
  12. ^ "Councillor details - Bambos Charalambous". Enfield Council. Retrieved 9 June 2017. 
  13. ^ MP, Bambos Charalambous (17 January 2018). "I am delighted to have been promoted by @jeremycorbyn as the PPS to @RLong_Bailey Shadow Secretary of State for BEIS. I have been warmly welcomed by Becky and the rest of the team and I look forward to working with them and the Shadow Frontbench Team @UKLabour @SouthgateLabour". @BambosMP. Retrieved 2018-01-18. 

External links

Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
David Burrowes
Member of the Parliament for Enfield Southgate
2017–present
Incumbent


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