I’m Simon de Deney and I’m standing to be Hackney’s next Mayor because we need to Shake it Up!
Most people reading this will agree that the Tory government at Westminster needs to go – we need new and progressive ideas to help us recover after the inflation crisis, the Covid pandemic and most of all, Boris Johnson’s disastrous Brexit.
We need to take Climate Change seriously. We need to reverse the Conservatives’ cruel and racist refugee policies. And we need a major push to address the housing crisis all over the country, but particularly in places like Hackney.
But instead, we have Labour under Keir Starmer – more interested in satisfying socially-conservative Brexit voters than proposing radical change.
And it’s the same here in Hackney.
A complacent Labour Party offering no new ideas – just more of the same.
Hackney needs to Shake it Up! – by voting for a Liberal Democrat Mayor on November 9th.
Simon is an award-winning writer and actor who has worked in live theatre and for the BBC.
Simon has lived in Stoke Newington for 28 years with his wife, two sons and their dog, Loki.
He was a Parent Governor at Grasmere Primary and Chair of Governors at Shacklewell Primary, as well as serving on the Schools Forum of the Learning Trust scrutinising Hackney education services.
Simon previously worked with ex-gang members to help them develop business opportunities and stay out of crime.
He has worked with universities helping young people develop employability skills and improve their access to good jobs.
In politics, Simon stood for Mayor of Hackney once before in 2014 and was a borough leader for Yes to AV during the 2011 Fairer Votes referendum - where Hackney had the highest Yes vote in the country.
READ SIMON'S MANIFESTO FOR HACKNEY