Councillor Michelline Safi Ngongo




Michelline has been a councillor for Hillrise ward since 2014, and arrived in Islington as a refugee from the Democratic Republic of Congo. Michelline established the Light Project Pro International (LPPI) charity, based in Islington, in 2004 and previously served as chair of the Islington Refugee Forum (IRF). Michelline is also a school governor at Ashmount Primary School, and actively involved with many cross cultural community organisations.

You can follow Michelline on Twitter: @MichelleNgongo

Councillor Dave Poyser




David was first elected as a Hillrise ward councillor in 2014, and is the current Mayor of Islington. David has worked as a television producer and communications professional for the European Union. David serves as school governor in Hillrise Ward, as a volunteer at the winter night-time homeless shelter in St Andrews church, and as a member of the Whitehall Park Residents Association Committee. David is a qualified Blue Badge tour guide, and in his spare time is a beer mat collector and allotment gardener.

You can follow David on Twitter: @david_poyser 

Councillor Marian Spall




Marian was first elected as a Hillrise ward councillor in 2010 and was born and raised in Islington. Marian has been volunteering for her community for over 30 years, including on neighbourhood forums and as a youth worker. She has been presented with the Mayors Civic Award and the National Federation for Youth Clubs Bronze award in recognition of her contribution to youth activities in Islington. In her spare time Marian is studying for diploma in mindfulness, and enjoys spending time with her family.


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