Tim Gallagher

Tim was born in Stroud Green ward, and attended St. Aidan's primary school on Stapleton Hall Road. 

He studied English at the University of Leeds and University College London, and has worked as an English teacher in India and Vietnam. He is currently working as a researcher in Parliament.

Since being elected as a councillor in May 2014, Tim has been appointed to the Board of the Finsbury Park Trust, and is Vice-Chair of the Alexandra Palace and Park Board. He sits on the Housing and Regeneration Scrutiny Panel, and is Cabinet Advisor for Culture. He is a governor at Weston Park primary school in Stroud Green.

Raj Sahota

Raj is a criminal lawyer who has spent most of his career representing some of the most disadvantaged and excluded people in society.

Raj has lived in Stroud Green for more than 10 years and runs his own solicitors practice in Kings Cross. He is the Cabinet Advisor on High Streets.

During his career Raj has been been involved in many important domestic and international criminal and human rights cases.

Raj is an active community campaigner who often writes and blogs on political and legal issues. He has been a school governor and has a particular interest in education.

Raj is also a member of the Law Society Human Rights Committee.

Visit his work website and blog – http://www.rogersahota.com

Kirsten Hearn

Kirsten is an experienced advisor to government and key agencies as a non-executive director and a freelance trainer, researcher and consultant.  

Originally trained as a fine artist, Kirsten worked for 16 years in local government before setting up an empowerment coaching and training consultancy. 

She has been a member of and chair of Inclusion London for five years, and has been deputy chair of the Equality and Human Rights Commission Disability Committee. She is currently an independent member of the Parole Board, member of the Disabled People's Transport Advisory Committee, and until recently vice-chair of the Consortium of LGBT Community and Voluntary Organisations.

She is chair of Haringey Council’s Children and Young People Scrutiny Panel and has lived in Stroud Green for 28 years.