Janet Daby
Member of Parliament
for Lewisham East
Assumed office
14 June 2018
Preceded by Heidi Alexander
Majority 5,629 (25.6%)
Personal details
Born Janet Jessica Daby
(1970-12-15) 15 December 1970 (age 53)
Political party Labour

Janet Jessica Daby (born 15 December 1970Template:Fact) is a British Labour Party politician who is Member of Parliament (MP) for the parliamentary constituency of Lewisham East in London. Daby won the seat at a by-election held on 14 June 2018.[1]

Early life

Daby parents were Windrush migrants from Guyana and Jamaica. Daby was brought up on a council estate where, as a child, racist thugs pelted her windows with eggs three nights in a row.[2]


She is a Lewisham borough councillor, first elected in 2010, and deputy mayor of the London Borough of Lewisham. She previously worked in volunteer management and in children’s social care, and acted as a registered fostering manager.[3]