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Executive committee

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Lord Kennedy (chair)


Lord Kennedy of Southwark is a Labour and Co-operative peer. Roy is chief whip in the House of Lords and a lifelong Fabian and Co-operator. He is a director of his local credit union and supports both Millwall FC and Surrey County Cricket Club.





Sanchia Alasia (local Fabian societies representative)


Sanchia is a Labour councillor in Barking and Dagenham and the former mayor of the borough. She is an active member of her local Havering Fabian Society and is also on the executive committee of the Fabian Women’s Network.






Emily Brothers (local Fabian societies representative)

Emily was Labour parliamentary candidate for Sutton and Cheam for the 2015 general election and was a Labour London Assembly list candidate in 2016. Not only was Emily the first blind woman to stand for Westminster, but she was Labour’s first trans parliamentary candidate and has received wide acclaim for raising awareness on equality. Emily is elections and campaigns co-ordinator for LGBT Labour and serves on the executive committee of Disability Labour.




Thom Brooks

Thom is Professor of Law and Government at Durham University’s Law School and its longest serving Dean (2016-21). He is the former President President of the Society of Legal Scholars and an Academic Bencher. He has written or edited over 30 books. Brooks advises the Labour Party on home affairs, justice and other areas. He launched the Fabian’s Law & Constitutional Policy Group.





Luke John Davies (local Fabian societies representative)

Luke John is the chair of Birmingham and West Midlands Fabians. He previously sat on the Young Fabians national executive and was the first chair of the Young Fabians International Network. He is a PhD student at Aston University researching changes to social democratic parties in western Europe and is a member of the FEPS Young Academic Network.





Anneliese Dodds MP (vice-chair)

Anneliese has been Labour MP for Oxford East since 2017. She is chair of the Labour Party overseeing the party’s policy review. Anneliese was previously a member of the European parliament for the south east England region and the first woman Shadow Chancellor.






Martin Edobor



Martin is the clinical director for North Newham Primary Care Network and NHS GP. He is also the Improvement and Innovation Lead for Newham Training Hub. He is the former national Chair of the Young Fabians (2015-2016) and a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.







Catherine Fookes (Welsh Fabians)


Catherine Fookes is director of Women’s Equality Network (WEN) Wales. Catherine is also a school governor and an alumni of the Fabian Women’s Network mentoring scheme. Catherine is an intersectional feminist who is campaigning for equality for all women, and wants to see more Black, Asian and minority ethnic women, LGBT+ women and disabled women in positions of power in Wales.






Tom Gardiner


Tom is an NHS doctor and convenor of the Fabian Health Network. He has a special interest in health inequalities and is a trustee of psychological behaviour support charity, one-eighty.






Kate Green


Kate took up the role of Deputy Mayor of Greater Manchester for Policing and Crime in January 2023. She was previously the member of parliament for Stretford and Urmston and served in the shadow cabinet on two occasions including as shadow education secretary from 2020 to 2021.






Zach Griffiths

Zach Griffiths is an NHS vaccinator, disability rights activist, and local council candidate for Labour. He is currently the vice chair (campaigns) for the Poole CLP.







Sara Hyde (vice-chair)

Sara has worked in the criminal justice system, primarily with women, for 10 years, following a first career in theatre. She has been both a parliamentary and a London Assembly candidate. She was in the inaugural Jo Cox Women in Leadership cohort.







Lord Leong (acting treasurer)


Lord Sonny Leong CBE is chief executive of Civil Service College, a training provider for public sector staff, and a successful publishing, education and social enterprise entrepreneur. He is driven by two political passions – increasing minority representation and ensuring that no child is left behind in education or life opportunities. He regularly speaks on panels and writes articles on Labour’s need to increase BAME representation and engage positively with business. He was awarded a CBE for political service.

Seema Malhotra MP

Seema is the Labour MP for Feltham and Heston, which she has represented since 2011. She is currently shadow minister for business and consumers. She served in Labour’s Treasury team as shadow chief secretary from 2015 to 2016 and previously was a shadow Home Office minister and opposition whip. She is a former chair of the society and is co-founder and president of the Fabian Women’s Network.





Martin McCluskey (Scottish Fabians)


Martin McCluskey is a doctoral researcher at the University of Edinburgh and a former political director of the Scottish Labour party.







  Catriona Munro


Catriona has been a Fabian and actively involved in politics throughout her adult life. She has been a candidate in Westminster and Holyrood elections. She is a practising lawyer, specialising in EU and competition law.





James Potts

James Potts is the chair of the Young Fabians. He joined the Fabians in 2016 and has previously served as Young Fabian treasurer and vice-chair. He is a senior researcher at the London Assembly Labour Group, specialising in planning and environment policy. He is also a chair of governors at a primary school and a published author.



Wes Streeting MP


Wes is the Labour MP for Ilford North and shadow health and social care secretary. He was first elected in 2015 and was appointed to the shadow cabinet in May 2021. He is a former president of the NUS.












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