Local Barnsbury resident, Rowena Champion, has been selected by Labour Party members to stand in the Barnsbury by-election on 14th July.
Rowena has lived in Barnsbury for 20 years, is a Barrister and has played an active role in the local community. As a long standing local Labour Party activist she has regularly spoken with Barnsbury residents about the issues that matter to them.
Commenting on her selection, Rowena said: “Barnsbury is my home, and it would be a tremendous honour to represent the local area.
“Everyone deserves a decent, affordable, and secure home, and that is why tackling the housing crisis would be my top priority if I am fortunate enough to be elected.
“The council has done great work in building more council and genuinely affordable homes, and I want to help deliver more homes for local people. I also want to see improvements to housing repairs and I am committed to fighting the Tory government’s disastrous Housing and Planning Act.”
The by-election was triggered following James Murray’s appointment as Deputy Mayor for Housing by Sadiq Khan. Mr Murray served Barnsbury ward from 2006 until stepping down at the end of May this year.
Rowena added: “James was a brilliant local representative, and I will work extremely hard to continue to his excellent work for the people of Barnsbury.”
Follow Rowena on Twitter @RowChampion.