About Florence Eshalomi MP

A Strong Local Voice for Vauxhall

About Florence Eshalomi MP

A Strong Local Voice for Vauxhall

It was the honour of my to be elected as MP for Vauxhall in December 2019, the place that I have called home all my life. In my acceptance speech, I said that I would give a voice to the people who feel that politics is not for them or that politics doesn’t matter, and I pledged to represent the interests and concerns of all Vauxhall residents to the best of my ability.

I started my working life early as a 16-year-old at Sainsbury’s Supermarket on Clapham High Street, whilst studying for my GCSEs. I then worked in a variety of roles, including as a Researcher for a Local Council, Public Affairs Manager for a leading Race Equality Charity and Account Manager for a Communications Agency.

I got involved in local politics from a young age because I didn’t see enough people who looked or sounded like me making the key decisions effecting my community. So, in 2006 I decided to become a local councillor. 

I was elected to Lambeth Council, representing Brixton Hill ward. During this time, I set up the office of Lambeth Youth Mayor and mentoring for local students. I also served as London Council’s representative on the Arts’ Council from 2011 – 2018, where I used my role to push for investment to help extend the reach of arts and culture to London’s BAME communities.

From 2016-2020, I was the London Assembly Member for Lambeth & Southwark, working alongside the Mayor to secure vital funding for community groups, provide opportunities for young people, hold the Met to account, push for improved transport investment and services for women and girls exploited by gangs and violence.

In Parliament

As the MP for Vauxhall, I am proud to raise the issues brought to me by local people with those in power in Parliament, you can see my latest activity in Parliament here.

Alongside raising issues directly in the House, I also hold a number of Parliamentary roles. These include:

  • Parliamentary Private Secretary to Angela Rayner MP, Deputy Leader of the Labour Party.
  • Member of the Levelling Up, Housing and Communities Committee.
  • Member of the Joint Committee on Human Rights.
  • Co-Chair of the APPGs on London, HIV and AIDS and Knife Crime and Violence Reduction.
  • Vice Chair of the APPGs on Nigeria, Financial Resilience, Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity.
  • Officer of the APPGs on Black Maternal Health, Eye Health and Visual Impairment, Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia and London as a Global City.

Since becoming an MP in 2019, I have carried out over


200 contributions in Parliament, raising issues on  behalf of Vauxhall residents.


400 votes, on issues ranging from Brexit, the Police and Crime Bill, the Climate Emergency and the cost of living crisis.


3000 pieces of casework, representing constituents helping constituents with housing, asylum and immigration, Covid support and many other matters.

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