Heidi Alexander was elected to the House of Commons in 2010 as the MP for Lewisham East. She cites her interests as housing and local government, and currently sits on the Select Committee for Communities and Local Government.
Before entering parliament, Alexander spent six years as a Labour Councillor on Lewisham Council. Between 2006 and 2010, she was both Deputy Mayor and Cabinet Member for Regeneration. During her time as a councillor, Alexander was also Director and Chair of Greater London Enterprise, and Director of Lewisham Schools for the Future. Until 2005 she worked as a parliamentary assistant to Joan Ruddock MP. She gained this position in 1999 after graduating from Durham University with a Masters in European Urban and Regional Change. Alexander was born in 1975.