Kate Hoey MP, Former Minister of State
Kate Hoey is the Labour Member of Parliament for Vauxhall, a constituency which she has represented since 1989. She had previously contested Dulwich at two general elections and worked as a Labour Councillor in Hackney and then Southwark Borough Councils.
In the Commons, Kate has been Opposition Spokesperson for the Citizen's Charter and Women, PPS to Frank Field as Minister of State at the Department of Social Security, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Home Office (Metropolitan Police, European Union, Judicial Co-operation) and then at the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (Minister for Sport).
Kate has also been a Member of several select committees, including Broadcasting from 1991-97, Social Security from 1994-97, Science and Technology from 2004-05, and Northern Ireland Affairs since 2007. She is also involved in several All Party Parliamentary Groups, including the Oman Group, the Middle Way Group, the Zimbabwe Group and the Post Offices Group.
Kate’s political interests include sport, foreign affairs, housing, and the countryside and countries of special interest include Angola, Bosnia, Oman, Tibet, Zimbabwe. She also currently works as an advisor on sport and the 2012 Olympics for the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson.