Councillor for Tulse Hill Ward
Ben works as a full time trade union official for UNISON – the public services union. He has spent the last 15 years working for organisations in the voluntary, community and public sector on campaigns covering everything from the ban on hunting, child protection and funding for Childline, workers rights and the fight against cuts to public services. Ben was born in Streatham and has lived with his family in Tulse Hill Ward since 2015.
Having spent 2014-18 as a councillor for the area of north Lambeth around Waterloo Station (Bishop’s Ward), Ben was elected to represent Tulse Hill Ward for the first time in 2018. He has a keen interest in environmental issues and the impact of transport/development on our communities. Throughout Ben’s first term as a Councillor he was an active part of the successful campaign to stop public money being wasted on Boris Johnson’s Garden Bridge – he also worked with local people to set up new residents associations, campaigned for better cycling facilities and opposed the development of more hotels in north Lambeth. In Tulse Hill Ward, Ben has been working with residents to explore how a low traffic neighbourhood to tackle speeding and rat-running could work, is campaigning against the loss of shops on our local shopping parades and worked with Mary and Marcia to ensure security doors were installed to blocks on the Tulse Hill Estate. Ben currently sits on Lambeth Council’s planning committee.