Jane was elected MP for Battersea in 2010. She gives practical help to local businesses and is President of Wandsworth Chamber of Commerce. She fought successfully to keep Battersea’s Bolingbroke hospital site in community use – now home to a school and health centre. A leading campaigner against Female Genital Mutilation, Jane founded the FGM Parliamentary Group.
With public transport a priority, Jane works to make the Battersea-Fulham ‘Diamond Jubilee Bridge’ a reality and helped bring ‘Boris Bikes’ to Battersea. She pushed for Government investment in the Tube extension to Nine Elms and campaigns for longer mainline trains and lift access at local stations.
Jane has held hundreds of advice surgeries, responded to over 14,000 constituents and gives practical and positive support to local schools, charities and community groups. She is a school governor, Patron of the Home-Start Wandsworth charity, and lives in the constituency with husband John. Jane enjoys country walking, is a choir member and music charity Trustee.