Emily Thornberry

British politician (born 1960)

Emily Anne Thornberry MP (born 27 July 1960) is a British Labour Party politician. She has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Islington South and Finsbury since the 2005 general election.[1] Since June 2016, she has been Shadow Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs and Shadow First Secretary of State under the leadership of Jeremy Corbyn.

Emily Thornberry in 2020

In December 2019, Thornberry launched her leadership campaign for the 2020 Labour Party leadership race.[2][3] She was eliminated from the race on February 14, 2020.


  1. "Labour's Emily Thornberry quits over 'snobby' tweet". BBC News. 21 November 2014. Retrieved 22 November 2014.
  2. Mason, Rowena (2019-12-18). "Emily Thornberry throws her hat into ring for Labour leadership". The Guardian. Retrieved 2019-12-18.
  3. "Thornberry enters Labour leadership race". 2019-12-18. Retrieved 2019-12-18.

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