Knowledge Identifier: +Emily_Thornberry
Born in 1960.
Countries: United Kingdom (56%), Syria (16%), (16%)
Linked to: Islington South and Finsbury, Labour Party, University of Kent, King's College London
In the late 1980s she became friends with Waheed Alli, and persuaded him to join the Labour Party
Thornberry has lived in Islington since the early 1990s
Since 1993 she has lived on Richmond Crescent, where Tony Blair lived until the 1997 general election, moving in on the same day that the Blairs moved in
Following the retirement of Chris Smith, Thornberry was selected as the Labour candidate for Islington South and Finsbury at the 2005 general election through an all women shortlist of prospective candidates
Following her intervention, she was nominated for Stonewall Politician of the Year 2008
In 2009 Thornberry was made a ministerial aide in the Department of Energy & Climate Change and attended the Copenhagen Summit in December that year with Joan Ruddock and Ed Miliband
After the 2010 general election, Thornberry was promoted to Shadow Minister for the Department of Energy and Climate Change, under Ed Miliband
Thornberry was appointed Shadow Attorney General in October 2011, and attends Shadow Cabinet meetings
Jamie Reed - Reed famously helped out his party leader, Ed Miliband, who declared he felt "respect" on seeing a white van, following Emily Thornberry's "White Van Gate" tweet prior to the Rochester and Strood by-election, 2014 result, stating during PMQs: "When I see a white van, I wonder whether it's my father or my brother who is driving"
In 2015 Thornberry clashed with Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London, over the proposed redevelopments of the Royal Mail site at Mount Pleasant and the Clerkenwell Fire Station, both in her constituency