Biography

Nick in the constituency 

Nick Raynsford has lived in Greenwich since 1993. He has been the MP for Greenwich and Woolwich since 1997 (and for Greenwich from 1992). He joined the Government in 1997 and held responsibility for housing, planning and construction, as well as being Minister for London. He was responsible for restoring democratic city-wide government to London, creating the new Greater London Authority and commissioning its home at City Hall.

 

Nick was Minister for Local and Regional Government in the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister from 2001 to 2005. This included responsibility for the Fire Service and the creation of the London Resilience Forum to oversee London’s preparedness for dealing with emergences.

 

Nick has played a key role in promoting regeneration in the Borough, including successful campaigns for the North Greenwich station on the Jubilee Line, the extension of the DLR to Greenwich and Woolwich, and the campaign to secure a Crossrail Station in Woolwich.

 

Prior to becoming the MP for Greenwich and Woolwich, Nick was Shadow Minister for Housing and Construction from 1994, and front bench spokesman for London from 1993. From 1992-3, Nick was a member of the Environment Select Committee.

 

Nick was the MP for Fulham from 1986 to 1987 and was a Councillor for the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham from 1971 to 1975. Before he was elected to Parliament was Director of the Shelter Housing Aid Centre and ran a housing consultancy.

 

 

 

 

 

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