Emily Brothers

Labour 2015 Parliamentary & 2016 London Assembly Candidate; disability and LGBT campaigner


Emily Brothers was Labour’s Parliamentary Candidate for Sutton and Cheam in 2015. With 2,170 more votes than 2010, Emily increased Labour’s share of votes by 4.2% compared with 2010.

Not only was Emily the first blind woman to stand for Westminster, but she was Labour’s first transgender Parliamentary Candidate and has received wide acclaim for raising awareness on equality – particularly disability and LGBT issues. She is standing as a list candidate for the 2016 London Assembly Election.

Emily is a former Programme Head with the Equality and Human Rights Commission, responsible for health and local government policy.