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Cindy Butts became a member of the MPA in 2000, holding the position of one of the Authority’s two Deputy Chairs between July 2004 and September 2008, and was returned for a third term of office in October 2008. Holding a BA in Social Anthropology and Politics from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, Cindy was formerly a researcher for the Economic Secretary to the Treasury.
Cindy is a member of the Home Secretary's gun crime round table, a long-standing member of the Operation Trident Independent Advisory Group, and chairs the London-wide Crown Prosecution Service Hate Crime Panel.
Cindy has chaired a number of performance scrutinies on behalf of the MPA.
She was a panel member for the Authority's ground breaking year-long enquiry into the causes and effects of terrorism amongst our diverse communities, 'Counter-Terrorism: The London debate', which published its recommendations in February 2007.
Cindy was the founding Co-Chair of the MPA’s Domestic Violence board alongside Baroness Helena Kennedy, a role she undertook for three years.
Cindy leads for the Authority on Diversity and community engagement and has recently chaired the Race and Faith Inquiry on behalf of the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson..
- Gun and knife crime
- Youth and diversity issues
- Women's issues
- Domestic violence
- Taser deployment
- Citizen Focused policing
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