Bambos Charalambous MP (Labour)

Bambos Charalambous has been the Labour MP for Enfield, Southgate since June 2017. In the December 2019 General Election, Charalambous received 22,923 votes, which equaled 48.5% of the vote share, retaining his seat.

He is is the second MP of Cypriot ancestry, and the first whose parents are both of Cypriot extraction.

Bambos was born in London in 1967. He went to Tottenhall Infants, St Michael-at-Bowes junior school (where he has served as a school governor) and Chace Boys Comprehensive School. He went to Tottenham College and then to Liverpool Polytechnic where he read Law and was elected to be Vice President of the Students Union in 1990. He was a member of UNISON and GMB unions.

He has worked as a solicitor and worked for Hackney Council in the Housing Litigation Team. He is a trustee of the charity Positive Women and was a founding member of Chair of Enfield Law Centre. He was a director of the London Arts Board, and was also a governor of Eversley Primary School.

Before he was elected to Parliament, Bambos was a councillor for Palmers Green ward since 1994, taking a previously Conservative seat and winning five local elections. He served as the Cabinet Member for Leisure, Culture, Localism and Young People on Enfield Council.

During his time as a councillor, Bambos helped introduced a London Living Wage for all council staff and championed the refurbishing of Enfield leisure centres and the rebuilding of thelibraries.

Bambos works to stand up for his community, help bring prosperity to the area, support those hardest hit, and not give tax cuts to millionaires.