I went to hear the very inspiring Catherine West, Leader of Islington Council, speak last night at a meeting in Kensal Green. Although Islington is very different to Brent (for instance, in the amount of social housing), I am sure we could learn much from both their policies and campaign techniques.West was recently awarded 'Council Leader of the Year' by the Local Government Information Unit and praised as a 'doer and thinker'.
Jeremy Corbyn MP (Islington North) congratulated her:
Congratulations Catherine on your prorities of social justice and making our borough a better place. Well deserved award for your wonderfully inclusive approach to dealing with all the issues that face us!