Alison kellyYour local Labour Councillors for Haverstock

Cllr Alison Kelly

Alison has lived in Camden all her life, has worked across the borough and knows the area extremely well. She brought up her children here and they all attended local schools. Alison’s own mother worked in  Haverstock/Gospel Oak  for 30 years. She remembers vividly the redevelopment of the area and how contentious it was at the time.

Alison’s priorities are to work with local families to make sure they have the best services and best lives possible in the wonderful rich mix which makes up Camden.  A particular interest will also be making sure that Queen’s Crescent Market is as vibrant in the future as it was in the past and public open spaces are well cared for so they can be enjoyed by all, from street corners to playgrounds.

Alison is  driven by a belief in strong and safe communities and fairness. She has been active in the community as a school governor – and before that in the pre-school movement. She has chaired schools across Camden. Alison is now an active governor at Parliament Hill School responsible for finance as well as safeguarding and students with special educational needs.

Currently Alison works as a volunteer in local schools for a national children’s charity helping to keep pupils safe. She is a trustee of a local human rights charity and a charity in Swiss Cottage. She volunteers on Hampstead Heath ditching and digging – where she runs when she has time. She is a very active grandparent of four.


photo Cllr Abi Wood

Abi has lived in Camden for the past three years and is an active local campaigner. Every week she is out talking to Haverstock residents to find out what issues are important to them.

 Her main area of interest is education and early years and she is a governor at Kentish Town Primary School as well as helping to set up and run Labour Friends of Sure Start, and organisation that promotes and celebrates the work of children’s centres. She is proud of what Camden Labour has done to give all children the best possible start in life, including extending the 15 hours of free early education to 25, and hopes to continue this work.
She is a member of the GMB, was recently elected on to the executive committee of the Fabian Women’s Network and has run events in Camden to encourage more women to become active in politics and have their voices heard.
Abi has worked for several large children’s charities campaigning against child poverty and for better services and opportunities for young people. She is currently employed by a national charity for parents, where she campaigns for better maternity services and improved support for families with a new baby.


AbdulCllr Abdul Quadir

An accountant by profession, with a degree in Commerce, Abdul has been a Camden resident continuously since the mid-sixties and now lives in Haverstock. His daughter went to Camden School for Girls and both of his sons went to Haverstock School.

Elected the Mayor of Camden 2011 – 2012, his chosen charity was Action on Hearing Loss (RNID) and he raised over £27,000 for them to set up a Camden Here to Help drop-in centre for people of Camden to get free advice.
Abdul is committed to regenerate the Queens Crescent Market and protect Queens Crescent Library from a fate of future cuts. He is even better known for his community work and in particular as the founder Chair of the Bengali Education Centre, established in 1985, which worked with local schools to raise educational achievement for children. He has also been a trustee at the Working Men’s College since 2002, which has been rated as Outsatnding for its educational provision.

Abdul is now retired and will devote his whole time for the benefit of the ward and always defend with great passion, the interests of the community he represents.


Advice Surgeries:

1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month:
Queen’s Crescent Library, Queen’s Crescent, NW5 4HH
11:00 am to 12:00 noon.

2nd Tuesday of the month:
Charlie Ratchford Centre, Belmont Street, NW1 8HF
11:00am to 12 noon (for older people).

4th Friday of the month:
Haverstock School, Haverstock Hill, NW3 2BQ
6:00 – 7:00 pm.

We also have roving surgeries: please get in touch to find out more.