Carole Williams

Carole says that ‘it’s a privilege to represent Hoxton West’. Since her first election, she has met with local residents, attended estate committee and TMO meetings, held surgeries, knocked on doors and responded to thousands of emails, listening to residents’ views. She has been told that residents want improvements in their parks and green spaces, […]

Yvonne Maxwell

Yvonne has been Labour councillor for Hoxton West since 2016, working with individual residents, tenants’ organisations, community groups, faith groups and businesses to take up their issues and hear their ideas for our area. Alongside her fellow Hoxton West councillors, she has successfully campaigned for more council housing in the ward, the first of which […]

Gilbert Smyth

Gilbert has lived in Hackney for 30 years and is married with two teenage daughters. He was elected in 2018 as a Labour and Co-operative councillor for Stoke Newington and has worked hard supporting residents with a range of concerns; from housing, recycling, green spaces, to help with finding work. He is especially proud to […]

Caroline Selman

Caroline lives in Woodberry Down with her husband and one year old.  She has represented the area as a Councillor since 2014.   In her day job she works for an access to justice charity with a particular focus on welfare rights.  She co-sponsored the Hackney Young Futures Commission and believes strongly in ensuring that […]

Sarah Young

Sarah has lived in Hackney for most of her life and has seen our borough change. Sarah became a councillor in May and is working hard to help residents in Woodberry Down and to listen to what you need. She believes that everyone deserves a decent home, good quality council services, opportunities and support for […]

Claudia Turbet Delof

Claudia emigrated from Bolivia to Britain in 2003 and has lived and raised her family in Hackney since then. She is passionate about our workers rights and will draw from her trade union experience to advocate for good employment conditions for Victoria Ward residents. Claudia is a longstanding member and former Treasurer of migrants-led trade […]

Penny Wrout

Penny was elected to represent Victoria Ward in a by-election in 2018.  Since then she has been busy helping residents sort out problems ranging from homelessness to road safety and  planning objections, plus all sorts in between.  She gets satisfaction from helping people to help themselves, putting them in touch with support groups or services […]

Susan Fajana-Thomas

Susan is a British- Nigerian and has lived in Stoke Newington with her family for over 30 years. She has represented Stoke Newington Ward on the council since 2010. To give something back, for the past twenty-five years Susan has served her community in many ways, being a Mentor to young Asylum Seekers on the […]

Mete Coban

As Chief Executive of My Life My Say, Mete is best known for contributing to the increase of turnout for young people at the 2017 and 2019 UK General Elections. The youngest ever elected Councillor in the London borough of Hackney, he is currently serving the administration as the Cabinet Member for Energy, Waste, Transport […]

Faruk Tinaz

Faruk is 31 years old and has lived in Hoxton (Hackney) all his life. He is married and has two daughters. He went to Burbage Primary School in Hoxton (now called Hoxton Garden Primary School) and attended Islington Green Secondary School. He comes from a working-class family. Faruk studied LLB Law at London South Bank […]