About Helen Hayes

Helen Hayes is Labour MP for Dulwich and West Norwood, first elected in 2015 and re-elected in 2017 with an increased majority. Before entering politics, Helen was a town planner for twenty years, working with communities to deliver new jobs and homes. She brings this experience to Parliament, where she sits on the Communities and Local Government Select Committee, co-sponsored the Homelessness Reduction Act and has co-chaired a Joint Select Committee Enquiry into the future of supported housing.  Helen takes a strong interest in mental health and autism, and has led a back bench business debate on young people's mental health, and co-sponsored a recent debate on the future of Transforming Care.  Helen also took part in a Dispatches documentary on the use of private hospitals to provide CAMHS beds.