Councillor Claire Kober
Title: Leader of the Council
Ward: Seven Sisters
Other Councillors representing this Ward:
1st & 3rd Wednesday of each month,
6.30 - 7.30pm
Triangle Playcentre 91 - 93 St Ann's Road, N15 6NU
Councillor's surgery map (external link)
River Park House
225 High Road
Bus. Phone: 020 8489 2964
- Cabinet (Chair)
- Cabinet Member Signing
- Council and Employee Joint Consultative Committee
- Full Council
- Tottenham Hale and Seven Sisters Area Forum and Committee
Term of office
- 04/05/2006 -
Appointments to outside bodies
- Local Government Association, General Assembly
- London Councils, Greater London Employment Forum (Deputy) - Deputy
- London Councils, Leaders Committee - Voting member
- North London Strategic Alliance - Leader of the Council
I was elected as a councillor for Seven Sisters ward in May 2006. My job is to work with local residents and to represent their interests within Haringey Council. Please do contact me if you have issues that you want me to take up on your behalf – my telephone number and email address are above.
I am committed to working with my fellow councillors to improve the Council and ensure that we continue to meet the needs of the diverse communities that live and work in the borough.
Haringey has its challenges – in particular the high levels of poverty that exist. It is the fifth most deprived borough in London and the thirteenth most deprived in England. Too many residents live in over-crowded accommodation and homelessness is the second highest across all London boroughs. These are big challenges that I know the Labour Council is committed to tackling.
I first got involved in politics as a student because I believed it was the means to achieve change to create a better, fairer and more just society. After completing a degree in modern history at the University of East Anglia, I was elected as a sabbatical officer of the students’ union before moving on to serve as the National Vice President of the National Union of Students. I was part of the NUS Labour Group and a member of the National Organisation of Labour Students.
I have been involved in the local community since moving to Haringey. I believe firmly in the principle of local people being involved in the decisions that affect their lives. I am chair of the governing body of Earlham Primary School.
My career is rooted in the voluntary sector and I have worked in policy roles for a number of national charities.