Your Labour Councillors for Highgate ward:
Cllr Sally Gimson
Sally was elected as a Highgate councillor in a by-election in 2011. She is now on the Development Control and Housing and Adult Social Care Scrutiny committee. She is also Camden’s Equality, Education and Mental Health Champion, and was a commissioner on Camden’s Equality Taskforce. As well as her council work she is a school governor and vice-chair of Queen’s Crescent Community Centre. She is Camden’s representative on the Hampstead Heath, Highgate Wood and Queen’s Park Committee.
Sally has a background in journalism and worked for the Cambridge Evening News, the Observer, the European and the Sunday Telegraph. She lived for six years in Berlin in the 1990s and worked for Deutsche Welle Television there as a producer and translator. Recently she was Director of Communications for the Family and Parenting Institute and Head of Public Policy at Victim Support. Since becoming a councillor she has freelanced doing mainly policy and media work for charities, as well as some journalism and broadcasting. She writes occasional diaries for the New Statesman as well as blogs for Labourlist and Progress.
Sally’s three children go to local state secondary schools in Highgate.
Cllr Oliver Lewis
Oliver lives in Highgate ward. He grew up in North Wales and the North West then studied Politics at the University of Leeds before moving to London to train as a solicitor. He has been a legal aid lawyer for 20 years and is a crown court advocate. He writes on legal issues and is involved in a local law centre. He is chair of governors at Brookfield Primary School where two of his children go to school. His eldest son is at Acland Burghley School. Oliver has campaigned on local issues as well as on education, justice and human rights.
2nd Friday of each month at Holly Lodge Community Centre, 6.30-7.30pm
4th Saturday of each month at Highgate Newtown Community Centre, 10.30-11.30am