Redbridge has two Labour MPS: John Cryer and Mike Gapes.
John's constituency includes Wanstead and Snaresbrook wards from Redbridge and Mike's includes all the wards South of the Eastern Avenue, - Chadwell, Clementswood, Cranbrook, Goodmayes, Loxford, Mayfield, Newbury, Seven Kings and Valentines.
You can find out more about John and Mike from their websites, including how to contact them. Details are given below.
|Constituency||Leyton and Wanstead|
John has been the Member of Parliament for Leyton and Wanstead since May 2010 and from 1997 to 2005 he was the Member of Parliament for nearby Hornchurch, winning by one of the biggest swings in the country, and holding the constituency in 2001.
In 2010 he was elected by other MP's to the parliamentary committee, which is the ruling body of the Parliamentary Labour Party. He is also a member of the House of Commons Treasury Select Committee.
John has spent most of his adult life living in East London where he brought up three children who attended local schools. He has therefore made use of GP and hospital services, libraries, schools, leisure facilities and parks in East London over many years. Those experiences have led him to be a tireless campaigner on local issues.
|Mike Gapes MP was first elected as Labour and Co-operative Member of Parliament for Ilford South in April 1992. He was re-elected in 1997, 2001, 2005 and 2010. He contested Ilford North for Labour at the 1983 General Election.
Mike Gapes served as Chairman of the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Select Committee from July 2005 to April 2010. He had previously served as a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee from 1992 to 1997, and the Defence Committee from 1999-2001 and 2003 to 2005. Mike Gapes was Parliamentary Private Secretary in the Northern Ireland Office from 1997 to 1999 and Parliamentary Private Secretary in the Home Office from 2001 to 2002.
Mike is currently a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee and the Committee on Arms Export Controls, a member of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly and Treasurer of the British Group of the Inter Parliamentary Union.
Mike Gapes was born in Wanstead Hospital in 1952. He was educated at Staples Road Infants School Loughton; Manford Primary School Hainault; Buckhurst Hill County High School; Fitzwilliam College Cambridge University and Middlesex Polytechnic.
A fanatical supporter of West Ham United Mike is a season ticket holder in the Bobby Moore Stand at Upton Park.