Tom was elected to the London Assembly as a London-wide List member in May 2012. He is currently Deputy Chair of the Assembly's Housing Committee, and is also a member of the Transport and Planning Committees.
He recently led an investigation into the challenges facing small theatres in London on behalf of the Assembly's Economy Committee. This led to the Centre Stage report which sets out an action plan to help London's smaller venues.
Prior to his election to the Assembly, Tom worked for the Searchlight Educational Trust - an anti-fascist, anti-racist charity that works with communities to fight racism and hatred. He has also worked for the Labour Party and the Health Protection Agency.
Tom is a patron of LGBT Labour and an elected trustee of the British Humanist Association. Originally from Derbyshire, Tom grew up in Wiltshire and has lived in London for most of the last eight years.
Tom has a keen interest in theatre and the arts and has studied drama at City Lit. He has a degree in politics from the University of Nottingham.
Tom Copley AM
The Queen’s Walk
London SE1 2AA