John Cryer MP
I am a lifelong member of the Labour Party and have campaigned in every election since I was 15, having been involved at every level of the party: as a campaigner, a trade union activist and officer, and as a Member of Parliament.
From 1997 to 2005 I was the Member of Parliament for nearby Hornchurch, winning by one of the biggest swings in the country, and holding the constituency in 2001. I have spent most of my adult life living in East London where I brought up my three children who attended local schools. I have therefore made use of GP and hospital services, libraries, schools, leisure facilities and parks in East London over many years. Those experiences have led me to be a tireless campaigner on local issues.
Since 2010 I have been the Member of Parliament for Leyton & Wanstead, where I live with my family.
Since my election in 2010, I have campaigned against the threat to King George’s and Wanstead Hospitals and Leyton Green clinic. I have also campaigned for the opening of Harrow Green Post Office.
I have worked regularly with local community and maintained close ties with local church groups, mosques and Leyton Gurdwara.