New Islington Labour councillor for Hillrise, Cllr Ollie Steadman, with the Leader of Islington’s Labour-run Council, Cllr Kaya Comer-Schwartz
New Islington Labour councillor for Hillrise, Cllr Ollie Steadman, with the Leader of Islington’s Labour-run Council, Cllr Kaya Comer-Schwartz

Following the decision of long standing Councillor David Poyser to stand down, local people in Hillrise had the opportunity to head to the polls alongside the Mayoral and Greater London Authority elections on Thursday, 2nd May.

Thanks to the commitment shown by Labour members from across Islington, Labour has successfully retained the council seat with Ollie Steadman being welcomed to the Islington Labour Group of Councillors.

The re-election of a Labour Councillor in Hillrise has shown that local people want Islington Labour to continue building a fairer, safer, greener borough and a Council that continues to listen to them and stand up for Islington’s values.

Ollie is a private renter who lives locally and works in campaigns for a national mental health charity. Working alongside Labour Councillors he has fought to save the number 4 bus and has campaigned for step free access at Crouch Hill station, as well as leading on the recent campaign to protect the Whittington’s maternity unit.

Councillor Ollie Steadman, newly elected for Hillrise, said:

“I am incredibly proud and honoured to have been elected as a Councillor for Hillrise. I’m passionate about making Islington a more equal place, lobbying for better support for people struggling with their mental health and making things fairer for private renters and I look forward to working with my Councillor colleagues to achieve this.”

Councillor Kaya Comer-Schwartz, Leader of Islington Council, has said:

“I am delighted to see Ollie get successfully elected in Hillrise, having known him for many years and I have full confidence that he will be an excellent community champion for the Hillrise and the wider Islington community. I look forward to seeing what Ollie does in the upcoming years and months as a Councillor.”

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