Mete Coban, 23, is a politician, strategist, football scout and a charity worker. In May 2014, he was elected as the youngest Councillor in Hackney at the age of 21 for the Stoke Newington ward. Alongside serving as a Councillor, Mete is currently a football scout for Southampton Football Club and is the Chief Executive Officer for the MyLifeMySay group, that aims to engage young people in the democratic process.
Mete aims to work together with local businesses to ensure sustainable and community based growth. He is also interested in improving the local schools, and using his expertise to engage with young people in the ward to be able to meet their current and future needs. Cycling issues, the high street and housing are among the list of priorities that Mete is seeking to improve as a local councillor.
Susan Fajana- Thomas has been a Labour Councillor for Stoke Newington Central Ward since May 2010. She has lived in Stoke Newington with her family for over 20 years. She currently manages a community led Board in inner London, focusing on policing, community engagement and community safety.
Susan has a long record of community activism in Stoke Newington. She is a School Governor at Grasmere Primary School on Albion Road. She has a long standing commitment to decent and well managed housing in the area and for many years represented and created opportunity for resident participation in the delivery of housing services in Stoke Newington.
She is passionate about housing and regeneration. Susan is a Trustee of Finsbury Park Trust, the Finsbury Park regeneration charity. Susan is also a Director on the Board of Hackney Homes and represents Hackney Council on the Boards of Industrial Dwelling Society and London Housing Consortium.
Susan's top priorities are decent and well maintained housing, improving local schools, and support for families and children. As Hackney resident of over twenty years, Susan is keen to see regeneration that will ensure that Hackney continues to develop as a vibrant community and a great place to live.
Patrick Moûle was elected as a Councillor for Stoke Newington in a by-election in May 2016. Currently studying for a masters degree at Goldsmiths College, 32-year old Patrick has previously worked as a trade union official, a computer technician, in libraries and bars. An east Londoner born-and-bred, he has lived in Hackney for nine years. As an active member of the Hackney Labour Party he’s campaigned on issues ranging from fire and police cuts to defending social housing and opposing grammar schools.
Patrick’s priorities for Stoke Newington are better housing (particularly in the private rented sector), transport (scrapping the one-way system and getting a fair deal locally on Crossrail 2), and air quality, which blights so many lives here in Hackney and across London. With prior experience of working in the education sector and campaigning for fair and sustainable investments, he sits on the Council’s Children and Young People Scrutiny Commission and the Pensions Committee.spaces in the ward, introducing more measures to support cycling and ensuring that Decent Homes works are completed on our local estates. Outside of politics, she is mildly obsessive about road cycling and baking.
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