Barry Buitekant has been a Labour Councillor for Haggerston Ward since 2006.
Barry has lived in Hackney almost his entire life and was educated locally at Edith Cavell Secondary Modern School in Queensbridge and Enfield Roads. He enjoys using local parks and libraries. Barry is a member of the Haggerston Park User Group. Although retired he is still a member of the shopworkers union USDAW. Barry is proud to be actively involved in helping to push through the regeneration of the Haggerston West and Kingsland estates.
Barry’s priorities are improving the quality of services on Hackney Homes and housing association estates; campaigning for better bus and train services; and continuing to improve the quality of local parks.
Jonathan has lived in Hackney for nearly twenty years and has been a councillor in the area since 2005. He is the Cabinet Member for Health, Social Care and Culture.
Jonathan chairs a number of national public health groups including Hackney Health and wellbeing Board. Before taking up his cabinet role, Jonathan worked for NHS.
Ann has lived in Hackney for more than 20 years and was elected to represent Haggerston Ward in 2010.
Since being elected in 2010, Ann has dealt with housing problems, represented residents worried about licensing changes, tackled problems with noisy neighbours, become a governor at Sebright school, regularly attended tenants and residents’ meetings and helped the Suleymaniye mosque take part in Open House London.
Ann’s priorities are to ensure that the Council is providing services for all; building affordable good quality homes, making sure schools give Hackney’s children the best start in life and maintaining Hackney as a good place to live.
Ann works in IT at the University of Westminster and is an active member of the trade union Unison.
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