Abena Oppong-Asare MP, Chair of Labour Women's Network

Abena was first been elected Chair of LWN back in September 2019, and then elected as the Labour MP for Erith and Thamesmead in December 2019.  She currently undertakes the role of Shadow Minister for Women's Health and Mental Health.


Before becoming an MP, she was Deputy Leader and Education Spokesperson on Bexley Council.  She worked at the Greater London Assembly, supporting our GLA members to effectively represent the people of London. In the aftermath of the Grenfell tragedy, she led community engagement work for the GLA and Mayor Sadiq Khan, making sure that the people of London were heard to stop anything like this from ever happening again.