Oliver Cooper at 29 New End protest
Oliver Cooper at South End Green Festival
Oliver Cooper on the Heath
Oliver Cooper with Tom Currie at the Holly Bush column
Oliver Cooper gardening at the gardens on Pond Street outside the Royal Free Hospital

I’m proud to represent my home ward of Hampstead Town on Camden Council, where I’m also the Leader of the Opposition. I live on Flask Walk, in the heart of Hampstead village, and I could not imagine a more beautiful, dynamic, and diverse community to represent.

I’m also proud to be a Conservative. I believe that people make better decisions for themselves than politicians do, that liberty creates prosperity for everyone, especially the worst off, that free trade is the best guarantee of peace, that free markets are the only way to solve the environmental problems we face, and that communities are stronger when they’re empowered by government, not instructed by it.

Standing up for Hampstead and Camden

Camden is, sadly, currently a Labour-controlled borough, meaning we’re in opposition, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t lots that can be done.  I’ve fought against a number array of thoughtless policies, from Labour hiking parking permit charges by 70% to trying to bulldoze through unpopular developments to saving local community assets.  I also used my professional expertise as an economist, working for an international law firm in the City of London, to scrutinise Camden’s finances.

What motivates me to do that is my love of our community and our borough. I’ve lived in six of Camden’s eighteen wards: from Holborn to West Hampstead. I attended University College London in Bloomsbury. My dad grew up in Kentish Town, and my mum lives in Frognal & Fitzjohns. I’m a member of the Heath & Hampstead Society, the Hampstead Forum, the Belsize Society, and the Flask Walk Neighbourhood Association.

You can read about some of the campaigns I’m involved in here.

Other activities

By day, I am an economist, specialising in tax and trade economics, working as head of policy for a corporate law firm, where I work especially on international matters. I am a member of the Society of Professional Economists.

You can read about my great ward colleagues Maria and Stephen here. If you’d like to get in touch, visit the Contact page and drop me a message.