Your Labour Councillors in Cantelowes ward:
Cllr Danny Beales
Danny Beales lives locally in the ward on North Villas and has a background in health and the voluntary sector. His work involves campaigning to improve and protect NHS services alongside patients and NHS staff. He has worked for a national children’s charity and is now employed by a leading UK charity which supports babies and young children who need specialist medical care in their early years of life.
Danny is a local school governor at Torriano Infants School in Kentish Town, recently helped set up the Camden Local Healthwatch (a new body to provide users of local health services with a voice) and is a member of the UCLH Foundation Trust.
Now that local government has been given new responsibilities for public health, Danny wants to ensure that the council tackles the significant health inequalities which exist in the borough. He is passionate about Camden’s communities and would press for more affordable housing in the local area as well as better support for private rented sector tenants, due to worsening conditions and spiralling rents. Danny’s focus as a local councillor would be to work with local residents and community groups to ensure that the impact of government cuts are minimised and services are protected.
You can follow Danny on Twitter @Dannybeales
Mobile: 07791 254187
Cllr Phil Jones
Phil Jones first moved to Camden in 2002 and has now settled in St Augustine’s Road in Cantelowes ward. He knows the different parts of the ward well, having previously lived in Patshull Road and Torriano Avenue in Kentish Town and just off Camden Road in Camden Town. Phil has worked for a range of voluntary organisations such as a charity based in the borough campaigning to get people a better deal from the financial services industry and an immigration charity.
Elected in May 2010, Phil enjoys the amazing diversity of Camden where all different kinds of people live side by side. He is a keen cyclist and active in the community as a school governor at Brecknock Primary on Cliff Villas. He served on the management committee of Camden Community Law Centre and the board of Camden Jobtrain, a learning and support organisation based in Kentish Town that provided work-based training for socially and educationally disadvantaged young people.
Phil’s priorities as a local councillor include working to support the local voluntary sector; protecting and improving our open spaces, such as Cantelowes Gardens; and pressing for more and better housing for both council and private tenants given the massive housing shortage in the borough. Phil believes it’s important that, faced with massive funding reductions from the Tory-led government, Camden remains a place where local public services are valued, the disadvantaged are supported and our rich social mix is protected. As the current Cabinet Member for Sustainability, Transport & Planning, Phil takes a special interest in environmental issues, including promoting cycling and walking, cutting carbon emissions, increasing recycling rates and improving Camden’s air quality.
You can follow Phil on Twitter @philjones79
T el: 020 7974 3663
Mobile: 07798 848074
Cllr Angela Mason
Angela Mason has lived and worked in Camden for over 25 years and represents her own ward. She is Cabinet Member for Children and a former Deputy Leader of Camden Council. She has always believed in a society free from prejudice where people have an equal chance in life and for ten years was Director of Stonewall, the lesbian and gay civil rights group. She is now the Chair of the Fawcett Society the leading women’s rights organisation.
Angela has worked in local government as a solicitor in Camden Council and in national government as Head of the Women and Equality Unit where she was responsible for introducing the Civil Partnership Act. She is now a Commissioner on the Equality and Human Rights Commission.
Previously she was one of the group that started Camden Law Centre and was very active in the ‘municipalisation’ campaign to stop the exploitation of private tenants and increase the supply of council housing. She also helped set up the first refuge for women fleeing domestic violence in Camden.
Angela is a keen gardener and would like to see a network of gardening clubs throughout the borough and better use of Council land for growing and cultivation as part of a major Council initiative on climate change.
Angela feels that Camden has been a good place to live for her and her family and that her daughter has had the benefit of attending good Camden schools. Now she would like to give something back and ensure that Camden remains a borough where there is a real mix of housing, good schools for everybody; a place that is enriched by the diversity and skills of all its residents.
Tel: 020 7974 3663
Mobile: 07920 534972
2nd Saturday of each month
Maiden Lane Community Centre
156 St Paul’s Crescent
3rd Friday of each month
Camden Square Play Centre
4th Friday of each month
Kentish Town Health Centre
2 Bartholomew Road