Monica Avril Press was the Labour Party candidate. Find out more about their policies from the Labour Party Kensington and Chelsea local election Local manifesto (PDF).
Statement to voters
Monica has lived in North Kensington since 1996 when she came back from directing Oxfam's post-war programmes in Iraq and she and her Iraqi husband chose to live in Colville because of the diversity and comfortable mix of cultures, and the vibrant character of Portobello Market.
She has an MSc in Social Policy and Planning and for 20 years managed pro-democracy programmes in the Middle East and Eastern Europe, representing local community interests with local and national government leaders. She retired from overseas work in 2008 and qualified as a UK welfare rights adviser and worked for a local advice bureau with Arabic speaking clients until 2015.
Monica was elected Councillor for Colville Ward in 2014. She has been an active resident in Colville for many years and is currently Chair of the Colville Ward Forum, Deputy Chair of the Markets Streets Action Group, and a member of the Borough Voluntary Organisations Advisory Group. At the Council Monica sits on Cabinet and Corporate Services, Housing and Property, and Public Realm Scrutiny Committees.
This statement was added by Monica Avril Press, their team, or by a Democracy Club volunteer, based on information published by the candidate elsewhere.
You can meet candidates and question them at local hustings. Here are hustings where Monica Avril Press may be appearing.
(Past event) Tuesday 17 April 2018 19:00–20:30: Kensington & Chelsea Hustings, The Village Bay 56, Acklam Road W10 5TY.
(Past event) Thursday 12 April 2018 18:00–20:00: North Kensington Chooses, Al-Manaar Cultural Heritage Centre, 244 Acklam Road W10 5YG.
This candidate has previously stood for election in:
- 2018: The Kensington and Chelsea local election, as the Labour Party candidate for the Colville
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