Rosena Allin-Khan

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Rosena Allin-Khan

Allin-Khan in 2020
Member of Parliament
for Tooting
Assumed office
16 June 2016
Preceded bySadiq Khan
Majority14,307 (24.3%)
Personal details
Born (1978-05-10) 10 May 1978 (age 45)
Tooting, London, England, United Kingdom
Political partyLabour
Alma materBrunel University
Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge
WebsiteOfficial website

Rosena Chantelle Allin-Khan (born 10 May 1978) is a British politician and medical doctor.[1]

She has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Tooting since a by-election in 2016.[2] She was a Shadow Minister for Sport from October 2016 to January 2020.

In January 2020, Allin-Khan announced her candidacy for Labour Deputy Leader in the 2020 deputy leadership election.[3] It was revealed that she had finished as the runner-up (second place) of five candidates with 26.1% of the vote in the final round of voting when the results were announced on 4 April 2020.[4]

Allin-Khan left the Labour Party Shadow Cabinet of Keir Starmer on 4 September 2023. She criticised Shadow Health Secretary Wes Streeting's support having more private businesses involved in the National Health Service (NHS).[5] She also said that Starmer did "not see a space for a mental health portfolio in a Labour cabinet".[6][7][8]

References[change | change source]

  1. Gentleman, Amelia (30 May 2016). "Rosena Allin-Khan: meet the doctor who could be Labour's 100th female MP". The Guardian. Retrieved 10 January 2020.
  2. "Rosena Allin-Khan holds Tooting for Labour". Wandsworth Times. Retrieved 21 December 2019.
  3. "Dr Rosena Allin-Khan unveils deputy leadership campaign".
  4. Bloom, Dan (4 April 2020). "Labour leadership and deputy election results in full: Votes for each candidate". Daily Mirror. Retrieved 4 September 2023.
  5. Fisher, Andrew (4 September 2023). "The Labour reshuffle leaves Starmer surrounded by yes-men". i (newspaper). Retrieved 4 September 2023.
  6. Jarvis, Chris (4 September 2023). "'You do not see a space for a mental health portfolio in a Labour cabinet': Rosena Allin-Khan resigns from Labour frontbench". Left Foot Forward. Retrieved 4 September 2023.
  7. Keane, Daniel (4 September 2023). "Shadow mental health minister resigns with swipe at Keir Starmer". Evening Standard. Retrieved 4 September 2023.
  8. Barradale, Greg (4 September 2023). "Shadow mental health minister's resignation sends 'worrying message' about Keir Starmer's Labour". The Big Issue. Retrieved 4 September 2023.

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