The Rt Hon Stephen Timms is currently the Member of Parliament. He is also the Labour Party's Faith Envoy. He was the Shadow Minister for Employment from 2010 until September 2015 and currently sits on the Exiting the European Union Select Committee.
Stephen entered Parliament in 1994 and held a number of ministerial posts under the previous Labour Government including Chief Secretary to the Treasury and Financial Secretary to the Treasury. Before entering Parliament, Stephen worked in the telecommunications industry for fifteen years, first for Logica and then for Ovum. He managed Ovum's telecommunications reports business until his election in 1994. At the General Election in 2015, he was the only MP to poll more than 40,000 votes.
Stephen is also a member of the Ramblers Association and the former Chair of Christians on the Left.