Thursday 24 May 2018

Tulip Siddiq's parliamentary assistant chosen to fight Willesden Green for Labour

Elliot Chappell, a parliamentary assistant to Tulip Siddiq MP (Hampstead and Kilburn) has been selected to be the third candidate on the Labour slate for the Willesden Green council election, following the death of Lesley Jones, whose funeral is on Tuesday next week.

Chappell, aged 26, who, despite appearances is not in a boy band, defeated Nyela Reid, Rajan Sellan, Iftekhar Ahmed, Conchita Varicak and James Powney who were also short-listed. He has previously worked on campaigns for David Lammy and Keir Starmer. His MSc (Democracy and Comparative Politics) thesis was on the 'European Union and the promotion of good governance'.

The election will be held on June 21st. Green candidates are Shaka Lish, who IS a singer, William Relton and Peter Murry.


Anonymous said...

A background in Politics politics politics politics politics politics politics. For the many not the few.... ?

Anonymous said...

Never held a real job.

House of Commons
Parliamentary Assistant
House of Commons
October 2016 – Present (1 year 8 months)London, United Kingdom
Parliamentary assistant to Tulip Siddiq MP, Labour Member of Parliament for Hampstead and Kilburn.

Constituency Assistant
Tulip Siddiq MP's Office
October 2015 – October 2016 (1 year 1 month)Hampstead & Kilburn
Campaign Organiser
Lammy for Mayor
January 2015 – September 2015 (9 months)London, United Kingdom
Campaign Coordinator
Keir Starmer
September 2014 – January 2015 (5 months)London, United Kingdom
Gesynto Consulting
Gesynto Consulting
October 2013 – September 2014 (1 year)
University College London, U. of London
University College London, U. of London
MSc, Democracy & Comparative Politics, Merit
2013 – 2014
Thesis – The European Union and the promotion of good governance – Merit

Modules include: Constitutional and Institutional Law of the EU – Voters, Public Opinion and Participation – Democratic Political Institutions – Democracy and Constitutional Design – Human Rights, Accountability and World Politics

Research Methods: Advance Quantitative, Advanced Qualitative, Mixed Methods

University of Kent
University of Kent
Bachelor of Arts (BA), History and Politics, 2:1
2010 – 2013
History & Politics

Volunteer Experience & Causes
Campaign volunteer
Tulip Siddiq MP
April 2014 – August 2014 (5 months)Politics
While studying for my MSc I became involved with the Labour Party in Camden, initially volunteering towards the end of the local election campaign. I then began volunteering in Tulip Siddiq's office, working on her General Election campaign.

Anonymous said...

I understand he failed to get selcted earlier for Sudbury Ward to replace Aisha Hoda-Benn. Thomas Christopher Stephens was selected to replace Aisha Hoda-Benn. Thomas Christoper lives in Willesden Green and he I understand supported Elliott. What a co-incidence Thomas Cristopher Stephens also used to work for Tuilip Sadiq.

Anonymous said...

Something I've noticed about Labour, they pick candidates based on campaigning and pushing Labour values rather than making an actual difference on the ground of that particular ward. It's a shame really!

Unknown said...

I worked with Elliot for 3 years in a pub which he worked at before I started. Before that he worked as a cleaner.

He then went into a career in politics because he wanted to make a change for the “many” of which believe it or not he is one of. Not content with trying to do good through his new full time political career elliot also manages to find time to volunteer for a charity shop to try and give back even more to the “many”

Anonymous said...

Does he live in Willesden Green?

What does he know about Willesden Green?

Is he standing to be a good servant on Brent Council for the people of Willesden Green, or just to tick another box on his CV, as he climbs the ladder towards trying to become an M.P. himself?

Voters in Willesden Green, do you want this man to represent you at the Civic Centre? If not, turn out and vote for someone more likely to do that!

Anonymous said...

Are either Elliot or Thomas representative of the people they're going to serve? Very diverse wards. Typical politics. Surely in this day and age we'd hope for more BAME women?!

Anonymous said...

Working in a pub as a student doesn't count as a real job.