London, , England
|| October 22, 1967
|Contributor||Easily Offended Man|
Aug 09, 2011 08:38pm
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|Info||Oona King was born on the 22 October 1967 in Sheffield, although was brought up in Camden. Oona's father is Preston King, professor of political science, and her mother is Hazel King, a teacher. |
Oona attended York University, gaining a 1st class BA Politics (1990). She was also awarded a scholarship to spend a year studying at Berkeley-University of California.
Oona worked as a Researcher for the Socialist Group of the European Parliament (1990), and then moved on to work for Glyn Ford MEP(1991-3). Following that she worked for Glenys Kinnock MEP(1994-5). Oona worked as a trade union officer for the GMB (1995-97) representing low-paid workers in the public sector.
Oona was first elected as a for Bethnal Green & Bow in May 1997. She has campaigned on issues including anti-social behaviour, domestic violence, housing, fair rents, pensioner rights, immigration, electoral reform, inner city regeneration, comprehensive education, Europe, and a fairer international trade system. For more details on Oona's political career please see Parliamentary Biography.
In 1994 Oona married Tiberio Santomarco, and they currently live in Mile End. Oona is determined to see that local people share in the growing prosperity of the East End. In her spare time, Oona enjoys cinema, dance music, history, and walking, and she speaks French and Italian.