Rob Chapman lives with in Homerton Ward. His children were born in Homerton Hospital and went to local schools. Rob is an accountant and worked for most of his career in the public sector as a senior finance officer. He is an expert on local government finance. More recently he has worked for the Labour Party, organising campaigns in London.
A councillor since 2006, he has since 2014 been chair of the Pensions Committee which manages the Council’s pension fund. Its main job is to look after investments for the benefit of the Council's pensioners, but he is particularly proud of its ground breaking achievement in reducing the fund’s exposure to fossil fuels in the face of climate change. He is also Hackney Labour’s Chief Whip.
Rob's top priority for Homerton is Housing. He views this both in respect of the need for the Council to do what it can to help address the housing crisis by providing new homes for genuinely affordable rent, and also of its responsibility to deliver high quality management, maintenance and cleaning services for its existing council tenants and residents.
Guy has been a councillor since 2002. There have been many changes in Homerton over the past few years, and Guy is proud of the role that the Council has played in helping to bring these about. These include a new secondary school, rebuilding another and a primary school, and building a third secondary school. The Fashion Hub is set to transform Morning Lane and bring jobs into our ward. There has also been investment into public spaces and making sure that local services respond to residents’ needs.
Guy’s priorities include making sure these changes do not exclude anyone; that public services not only remain intact but continue to respond to needs, and that we have a Labour Council that supports and creates the opportunities and relationships that all can prosper from, be it at school, at work or at home.
He feels it is important that together we show how a community and its Council working as one can and will build a better future for all of us.
Anna Lynch is standing as a candidate for Homerton ward in the Local Elections on 3rd May 2018.
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