Kamaru Adams has lived in Hoxton for over 28 years and actively participates in social and political life in the local community. He is an Economist and teaches Business Studies and IT (CISCO).
Kamaru is a member of the Colville Estate Tenants and Residents Association (CETRA) Committee, representing the interests of tenants and leaseholders in the community led regeneration process of Colville Estate. He is also a member of the Community First Panel.
Kamaru’s priorities include: helping the young people in the ward to develop the skills they need to access the new job opportunities that the growth of Tech City offers; and ensuring that regeneration and Decent Homes works on local estates are completed successfully.
Feryal Demirci was brought up and educated in Hackney. After working for the NHS in Pathology, she was elected as a Labour Councillor in May 2006 and has been the Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods since 2010.
In her role as Cabinet Member Feryal has overseen a number of important changes to the borough, including the introduction of better recycling by bringing the service back under local control and ensuring Hackneys markets have developed into some of the best. She has also overseen great improvements in street cleanliness making Hackneys streets some of the cleanest in London; has fought to make Hackney London’s best cycling borough; and worked to make Hackney the first borough to introduce Play streets for children.
Since 2006 she has served as a school governor at Stoke Newington School and currently Parkwood School, and served on the board of Manor House Development Trust.
Feryal’s passion is in working with local people to ensure Hackneys streets are the safest and cleanest they can be, that our children are educated to the highest standards, and that we continue to have strong and vibrant local communities.
Tom Ebbutt has been a Hackney Labour councillor for the past four years and will be standing in the new Hoxton East and Shoreditch ward at the May 2014 elections.
As a councillor, Tom chairs the resident-led regeneration committee for Hoxton's Colville Estate and is a trustee of East End Citizens Advice Bureau.
Outside of politics, he works as the Operations and Finance Director of Teaching Leaders, one of the UK's leading education charities, and is chair of trustees for a charity that partners with schools in East Africa. He is a frequent cyclist and infrequent runner.
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