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Florence Eshalomi is a British Labour and Cooperative politician serving as the Member of Parliament (MP) representing Vauxhall since 2019. She previously served as the Member of the London Assembly (AM) for Lambeth and Southwark from 2016 to 2021 and represented Brixton Hill on the Lambeth London Borough Council from 2006 to 2018.
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Florence Dauta Eshalomi Nosegbe was born on September 18, 1980 (age 42 years) in Birmingham, England. She is the daughter of Anthony Nosegbe, she is a lifelong Brixton resident and the eldest of three girls from a single-parent family. Her mother, the late Maria Da-Silva, worked as a school teacher until her illness forced her to retire early. Florence supported her mother, who suffered from sickle cell anaemia and kidney failure, as her carer.
Eshalomi attended local schools in Lambeth including Durand Primary (now Van Gogh) and St Helen’s RC Primary school and Bishop Thomas Grant Secondary School. She completed her A-Levels at St Francis Xavier Sixth Form College in Clapham South. She is the first member of her family to go to university, graduating with a BA Hons in Political & International Studies with Law from Middlesex University. Florence benefited from the EU Funded Erasmus Student Exchange’ and had the opportunity to study at Utrecht University in the Netherlands.
She started her working life as a 16-year-old at Sainsbury’s supermarket, Clapham High Street. She has worked in a variety of campaigning and public affairs roles including in local government as a policy officer, as a regional organizer for the Labour Party during the 2005 general election and as the Public Affairs Manager for the UK’s leading race equality think tank, the Runnymede Trust.
Florence Eshalomi has previously served as a member of the Progress Strategy Board. In 2016, The Times reported that “one of Momentum’s most militant factions” planned to picket an event held to support Eshalomi’s candidacy for the London Assembly. MPs including Chuka Umunna, Ben Bradshaw and Stella Creasy strongly criticized the picket, and a spokesperson for Momentum stated that the picket was organized by a separate group and that “Momentum are fully behind Flo’s campaign.” In the 2015 leadership election, Eshalomi supported Liz Kendall to become the Labour Party leader.
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Eshalomi was elected to the London Assembly on 5 May 2016 with a majority of 62,243 over the Conservative Party candidate Robert Flint. She was the lead spokesperson for the London Assembly Labour Group on Transport issues, and current Chair of the London Assembly Transport Committee. As an Assembly Member, Eshalomi has campaigned on issues including gang crime and the closure of Kennington Police Station.
She was selected as Labour candidate for the Vauxhall parliamentary constituency on 27 October 2019, after Kate Hoey, a long-standing MP of 30 years, had announced she would not stand again as Labour’s candidate in the constituency. Eshalomi won the seat with a slightly reduced majority of 19,612 votes.
Eshalomi made her maiden speech in the House of Commons on 17 January 2020. She said that “I never imagined that almost five years to the day, as I was literally pacing up and down the maternity ward, looking over the river, trying to coerce my daughter to come out, I would now be sat in this Parliament fighting for funding for our hard-working doctors and nurses” in reference to St Thomas’ Hospital in her Vauxhall constituency. Eshalomi also prioritized more funding for the NHS and Police and focused on tackling youth violence and young women facing sexual exploitation. On 14 April 2020, Eshalomi was promoted to the opposition front bench as a whip.
Florence Eshalomi and her fellow black female MPs have frequently been mistaken for each other since entering parliament, with Eshalomi herself being twice mistaken for black female colleagues in the nine months since her election. Eshalomi said of the misidentifications that “The frequency is worrying and lends itself to a lazy racist view that all black people look the same”. Eshalomi was wrongly identified as Taiwo Owatemi by BBC Parliament and a fellow MP ran up to her thinking she was Kate Osamor.
During Florence Eshalomi’s time in the London Assembly, she was mistaken for Conservative Kemi Badenoch, then a fellow assembly member. Eshalomi wrote that “All those women I’ve referenced are individual politicians in their own right…They’re women who fought to get elected. So they deserve to be named and not to be confused with other black women. This doesn’t happen to some of my white female colleagues, who sometimes have their hair down, and sometimes they’ll have it back in a ponytail. So why is it, if we as black women change our hair or our appearance, you can’t recognize us?”
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On 30 December 2020, Florence Eshalomi abstained from the Future Trade Agreement between the UK and the EU, resulting in her resignation as an opposition whip. In May 2021, Eshalomi returned to the Labour front bench as the Parliamentary Private Secretary (PPS) to Angela Rayner, the Shadow First Secretary of State and Deputy Leader of the Labour Party. In June 2021, a 59-year-old man from Brixton was prosecuted after sending a stream of abusive messages to Eshalomi between December 2020 and February 2021.
Florence Eshalomi is married to her husband Matthew, they had their wedding in 2014. Her husband is a private person and they have two children, Mia and Malachi, who were born at St Thomas’ Hospital. She is of Nigerian descent. Prior to winning her seat in the London Assembly, she worked for the PR agency Four Communications as a public affairs account manager. Eshalomi served as a local councillor from Brixton Hill on Lambeth London Borough Council. She represented the ward along with future Labour MP Steve Reed. As of mid-2022, Florence Eshalomi and her husband Matthew are still married.
Florence Eshalomi net worth
How much is Florence Eshalomi worth? Florence Eshalomi net worth is estimated at around $2 million. Her main source of income is from her primary work as a politician. Florence Eshalomi’s salary per month and other career earnings are over $400,000 dollars annually. Her remarkable achievements have earned her some luxurious lifestyles and some fancy car trips. She is one of the richest and most influential female politicians in the United Kingdom. Florence Eshalomi stands at an appealing height of 1.68m and has a good body weight which suits her personality.