Your local action team for Swiss Cottage:
Ben first moved to Camden in 2011. Since then Ben has been heavily involved in community activism and in local politics. He is a passionate campaigner for social justice, including on equality issues and improving residents’ access to public services. Ben regularly volunteers with a community network in the area, providing support and companionship to vulnerable people living across Camden and some of the surrounding boroughs. He also works for a leading policy consultancy campaigning for improvements in NHS and social care services.
Simon has lived and worked in the borough for 32 years. He is a chartered quantity surveyor and works for Network Rail, where he is a union rep and branch treasurer for TSSA. He is a member of the Parochial Church Council of St Saviour’s Church of England on Eton Road, and a regular cyclist and walker with an interest in green transport issues. His son, Luke, went to Swiss Cottage school and his wife, Diane, works in the field of special educational needs. Simon is standing for the council as he is keen to pay back to the borough for the support he has received over the years and to work to mitigate the effects of HS2 on the local community.
Gretel has been a member of the Labour party for a period of 10 years – three years in Britain and seven years in Australia, actively participating in numerous campaigns at state, local and federal elections. Since arriving in this country, Gretel has participated in many door knocking and telephone canvassing sessions, discussing with constituents the issues that matter most.
She looks forward to meeting those of you within the ward she hasn’t yet met and campaigning further!
Gretel can be contacted at any time on 0742 315 8531.