Ruth Margaret Cadbury MP (born 14 May 1959) has been Member of Parliament (MP) for Brentford and Isleworth since gaining the seat at the 2015 general election. Cadbury has been a Brentford councillor for 25 years, and was deputy leader of the Hounslow London Borough Council from 2010-2012 where she was known for her work on a Living Wage for its staff as well as her opposition to any expansion to the nearby London Heathrow Airport. In June 2017 she was re-elected with a majority of over 12,000 votes, defeating Mary Macleod for the second time.
In October 2016, she was appointed by Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn as a Shadow Housing Minister. Commenting on the appointment she said "As a result of this Government's policies, owning a home is an unattainable dream for so many youngsters, and for countless people even having somewhere stable and affordable to call home is impossible".