A local charity worker and school governor, Maeve McCormack, has been selected as the Labour candidate for the Gospel Oak by-election on Thursday 14 March.
Maeve McCormark is a Camden resident, local charity worker and governor at St Dominic’s primary school in Gospel Oak
Maeve won the backing of Gospel Oak Labour members after a democratic selection meeting held over the weekend and will now campaign to fill the vacancy left by Sean Birch’s decision to stand down from Camden council for personal reasons.
Maeve McCormack is a local Camden resident and works in the borough for a charity that provides care and support for people with incurable and long-term conditions. She is active in the Gospel Oak community as a governor for just over a year at St Dominic’s primary school on Southampton Road in the ward.
Maeve McCormack said, “I am really looking forward to getting out and about in the community to meet more Gospel Oak residents and listen to their views. I will stand up for Gospel Oak on the issues that make a difference to local people: the Tory plan to close our local fire station, the loss of local police officers, and the threat to sell off the Whittington hospital.
“Having worked with families in Gospel Oak for a while now as a governor at St Dominic’s I know how hard life is getting for many local people. Bills for food and fuel are rising, young people can’t get jobs, and some families are even being forced to move out of London due to government cuts. Gospel Oak deserves better.
“We can make a difference by working together and I will be a strong voice who knows how to get things done for local people. We need local regeneration that brings the homes and improvements that Gospel Oak residents want, an effective fire and police service to protect Gospel Oak, and to stand up against the vicious Tory agenda on jobs, the NHS and welfare that is doing such harm to our area.”
You can follow Maeve on Twitter at @mccormackmaeve and get updates on the campaign from @CamdenLabour. The campaign hashtag is #GOMaeve.
Labour supporters and organisations who want to join the campaign should email GOMaeve@gmail.com with offers of help. We will be door-knocking and delivering Monday-Thursday at 6.30pm and on Saturdays and Sundays at 11am and 2pm. Special arrangements on bank holidays.