I grew up in a former mining community in South Wales, a working-class area in a traditional Labour heartland. I moved to London in 1998 to start my undergraduate degree at King’s College, London. I hold a PhD for a thesis based on the Human Rights Act 1998, and I teach constitutional and administrative law at King’s College London and at Queen Mary University, London.
I know that the massive cuts to public services imposed by the current government and long-term unemployment that many people are still experiencing cause real difficulties for individuals, families and communities. I want to work with the Council to ensure that all children and young people in our borough receive an excellent education so that they are able to take advantage of every opportunity to fulfil their potential.
I have lived in Haringey for 10 years, and in Hornsey ward for the past 8 years. Hornsey is now my home, and I am delighted to be standing in this ward for the elections in 2014. You can contact me and follow our work in the ward on twitter: @ElinWeston