I serve alongside two brilliant ward colleagues, Maria Higson and Stephen Stark. Like me, they live in Hampstead Town and work tirelessly for the residents of Hampstead to ensure it remains the best place in London to live.

Cllr Maria Higson

Cllr Maria Higson lives on Fitzjohn’s Avenue. Living on such a perennially-congested road, and opposite the mega-development at 79 Fitzjohn’s Avenue, has made her a strident campaigner for cleaner air and better development control.

Maria works in the NHS for Guy’s & St Thomas’s and is a publicly-elected governor of the Royal Free. She uses this expertise to inform her stance as Camden’s Shadow Cabinet member for Health & Adult Social Care. She is also the Shadow Cabinet member for Young People & Cohesion.

She is a big supporter of community activism and volunteers at two homeless shelters, including a seasonal one at Hampstead Parish Church. She is also a committed feminist and serves as Hampstead & Kilburn Conservatives’ women’s officer, responsible for getting more women involved in the party locally.

You can contact Maria at maria.higson@camden.gov.uk.

Cllr Stephen Stark

Cllr Stephen Stark lives and works in the heart of Hampstead village and is married with a son who attends a local school. Living and working here, Stephen experiences local issues first-hand.

Stephen is a member of the Heath & Hampstead Society and the Safer Neighbourhood Team Panel for Hampstead Town, and is a governor at New End School.

As a parent, Stephen is interested in educational development. Educated in North West London state schools, he had to work hard to put himself through college and university, and his experience impressed upon him the importance of good local schools.

Stephen has initiated several local campaigns, which he feels strongly about. He successfully campaigned for a safer crossing point on New End for children at surrounding schools. He has also actively assisted residents affected by basement developments. He was one of the engineers for the residents that successfully opposed the plans for the development at the old Nurses Home at 29 New End.

You can contact Stephen at stephen.stark@camden.gov.uk.