Member of Parliament for Streatham
Studied English Law and French Law, University of Manchester and the University of Burgundy; graduate, Nottingham Law School. Corporate employment law solicitor. Trained and practiced with Herbert Smith, an international law firm. Then with Rochman Landau. June 2010, elected Labour Party Member of Parliament, Streatham constituency; Member, Treasury Select Committee; 2010, Parliamentary Private Secretary to Ed Miliband, Leader of the Labour Party; May 2011, Shadow Minister for Small Business and Enterprise in Labour's Shadow Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) team. May 2011, appointed to the Shadow Cabinet as Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills. Currently October 2011, Shadow Business Secretary and Labour Member of Parliament for Streatham.