Jon lives with his wife, Ciara, and children, Nye and Maggie, on Bergholt Crescent in Woodberry Down ward.
Jon works for the London Assembly Labour Group at City Hall. Outside work, he takes an active role in the local community as a board member of Manor House Development Trust. Jon also regularly attends Woodberry Down Community Organisation (WDCO) and local Tenants and Residents’ Association meetings.
Following his election in 2014, Jon has contributed, via membership of the Living in Hackney Scrutiny Commission (LiH), to investigations in to securing more social and affordable housing in the borough, and equal access to arts and culture. He is currently pursuing scrutiny of the Government’s social housing proposals with LiH and, later this year, will begin work on an investigation in to the future of renewable energy in Hackney. Jon is also a member of Corporate Committee and Public Realm Budget Scrutiny Committee, and is proud to have maintained a 100% attendance record at council meetings since he was first elected.
Jon is passionate about creating a Hackney in which, regardless of income or background, people experience equal life chances. His priorities are to ensure the borough remains one of the most 'liveable' places in London, with plenty of good quality housing, access to great parks and recreation facilities, ensuring the continued success of local schools, and through creating the conditions for even more of the thriving small businesses and street markets that make Hackney such a great place to live.
Jon wants to ensure that the redevelopment of Woodberry Down delivers a vibrant mixed community with plenty of social and affordable housing, as well as campaigning for a new street market in Woodberry Grove South, improved childcare facilities, and step-free access at Stamford Hill station.
Caroline works as a legal adviser in the public sector. She is a proud Hackney resident and an active member of the community. She is a volunteer at a pro bono legal advice centre, a Community School Governor at a school where she is also the Governor responsible for safeguarding, a committee member and participant in a Hackney community choir and has a long history of volunteering in a number of areas including debt, welfare, prisoner rights, immigration and housing.
As the Woodberry Down regeneration project progresses, Caroline feels there is a lot to be enthusiastic about, whilst recognising the continuing need to ensure that improvements are shared by all, and that community cohesion is maintained and enhanced. Priorities include continuing to ensure access to genuinely affordable, decent homes and creating an environment that residents feel proud to live in.
If successful in May, Caroline is committed to representing all Woodberry Down residents to the best of her ability and to ensuring that any concerns they have are heard.
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