Former Queensbridge Councillor and Malvern Road resident Hettie Peters wants to return to the Council because she believes, “the young people and children of Hackney are being ignored.”
Ms Peters was elected as a Labour Councillor for Queensbridge in 1994 and served until 2002. As Chair of Social Services she stood up against the attempts by then then Council to cover up the paedophile scandal in children’s homes.
In 2005 she organised a meeting of Holly Street residents who were concerned at the effects of the drugs trade on the area. This led directly to ‘Operation Gamma’, a crackdown on traffickers. She has also played a prominent part in the the campaign to prove that the life sentence given to Sam Hallam, the 22 year-old from Hoxton, was a miscarriage of justice.
She chairs the Hackney Police Consultative Group where she seeks to break down the mistrust between young people and the Police.
Formerly a Labour Councillor, Ms Peters has applied to be one of the three Conservative Candidates for Queensbridge for the elections in May. “Hackney Conservatives are now talking about the things that matter to people in Hackney,” she says.