New Labour leader will inspire others from minority groups
I was delighted to hear about Councillor Nasim Ali winning the election for the leadership of the Camden Labour Group. This is almost as exciting for Camden as President Obama winning the Presidential race to the White House. I remember the days when it
I was delighted to hear about Councillor Nasim Ali winning the election for the leadership of the Camden Labour Group. This is almost as exciting for Camden as President Obama winning the Presidential race to the White House.
I remember the days when it was dangerous for people from black, minority and ethnic communities to be out late at night. Now we can proudly say that Cllr Ali is making history again as the first person from the Bangladeshi community to be the Leader of the Labour Group.
I am not a Labour Party member but I have been following the work of Cllr Ali ever since he was Mayor and I am very impressed at what he has achieved. He is a real inspiration for young people like me, who wouldn't normally be interested in politics.
His election will inspire lots of young people to get involved with local politics. Go Obama Ali Go!
You may also want to watch:
Haverstock Road, NW5
- 1 Curious Crouch End: From Mrs Hitler to the 'The Hornsey Revolution'
- 2 Baked to perfection: Dunns rakes in prizes at World Bread Awards
- 3 Swimmers find exotic python lurking outside lido
- 4 Christmas trees and lights set for Hampstead return
- 5 'Huge relief': Golders Green care home celebrates booster rollout
- 6 Punk Blythe doll worth almost £1,000 visits Camden Town
- 7 Best friends: Meet the man and his cat exploring London on a bike
- 8 'Decades of cycling infrastructure progress in just a year'
- 9 Hundreds gather on Primrose Hill to mourn Nicole Hurley
- 10 North London police officer suspended and charged with theft
Cllr Nasim Ali's election as the new Camden Labour Group leader is refreshing news for the people of Camden. I used to go to school with 'Nash' and he is a wonderful, caring person who has grown up in Camden and is now helping the people of Camden.
Even at primary school I knew he would one day make a real difference. Nash's work with Camden United helped to heal a real wound and unite young people across racial and territorial divides. This led to him to winning various national and local awards including the Camden Good Citizen award in 1998.
I know that there are lots of other young, middle aged and older people across Camden who will be very pleased to read about Nash's new role and will be willing to support him. He will inspire people from many different backgrounds.
Hampstead Road, NW1