Kate Osamor is a graduate of the University of East London and Member of Parliament for Edmonton. After leaving UEL with a BA degree in Third World Studies Kate worked for the Big Issue, a magazine sold by homeless and long-term unemployed people. She later worked for 15 years in the National Health Service.
In 2014 Kate was elected as a member of the National Executive Committee of the Labour Party and in 2015 as MP for Edmonton.
Election Day produced a 62.6% turnout (41,338). Kate received 25,388 votes, increasing the Labour majority from 9,613 to 15,419.
She was recently appointed into the Shadow Cabinet as Shadow Secretary of State for International Development.