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Kate Osamor wiki: Kate Ofunne Osamor (born 15 August 1968) is a British Labour Co-operative politician who has served as Member of Parliament (MP) for Edmonton since 2015.
In June 2016, she was appointed Shadow Secretary of State for International Development by Jeremy Corbyn. Today 1 December 2018, Osamor resigned from the Shadow Cabinet following events surrounding her son’s drugs conviction.
Kate Osamor Early life and career
Osamor was born to Nigerian parents in 1968 and grew up in Haringey, north London.,Her mother Martha Osamor (née Oburotha), came to Britain when young,
Osamor was educated at Fortismere and read Third World Studies at the University of East London After graduating, she worked for The Big Issue, a magazine sold by homeless people. She then worked for 15 years in the NHS; she was a GP practice manager before becoming an MP.
Kate Osamor Political career
In 2014, Osamor was elected a member of the National Executive Committee of the Labour Party.
In the 2015 General Election, Osamor stood as the candidate for Edmonton on the retirement of its former MP Andy Love. Osamor obtained 25,388 votes, increasing Labour’s majority from 9,613 to 15,419. Osamor was one of 36 Labour MPs to nominate Jeremy Corbyn as a candidate in the Labour leadership election of 2015.
On 14 January 2016, she was appointed by Corbyn to the Opposition frontbench as Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities. On 27 June 2016, after the resignations of dozens of Labour’s ministerial team due to disquiet over Corbyn’s leadership, Osamor was appointed Shadow Secretary of State for International Development.
Kate Osamor Controversies
In May 2018, it emerged that Osamor’s victory address in the previous year’s general election plagiarised large sections of Barack Obama’s 2008 victory address in his hometown of Chicago. According to Osamor’s spokesperson, admitting this, she “deliberately invoked a victory speech so famous that she thought it needed no introduction.”
In October 2018, it emerged that Osamor employed her son as a senior communications officer in her Parliamentary office despite his conviction for possession of controlled drugs with intent to supply, a controversy which caused him to resign his seat as a local councillor.
On 1 November 2018, Conservative MP Anne-Marie Trevelyan referred Osamor to the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards, Kathryn Stone, stating her “failure to uphold” the code of conduct for MPs. Osamor denied any wrongdoing and called the referral “politically motivated”.
Upon being questioned about her son’s behaviour, Osamor told a reporter from The Times to “fu*k off” and threatened them with violence before throwing a bucket of water over them. Michelle Stanistreet, General Secretary of the National Union of Journalists, said: “Journalists, like any other workers, need to be able to go about their work without fear of threats or assault. It’s completely unacceptable to respond to legitimate press queries, however unwelcome they may be, with physical or verbal abuse.”
On 1 December 2018, Osamor resigned from the Shadow Cabinet stating she needed to “support [her] family” in the wake of questions surrounding her son’s drug conviction.
Following her resignation, Conservative MP Priti Patel called on the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards to investigate Osamor’s conduct,
Kate Osamor Resigned
The shadow international development secretary, Kate Osamor, has resigned from her role amid accusations that she had misled the public over her son’s drug conviction.
Osamor, the Labour MP for Edmonton, north London, tweeted on Saturday to say she was stepping down from the shadow cabinet.
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