Stratford Olympic Park Ward

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Cllr Nate Higgins

Cllr Nate Higgins

Roles

  • Councillor for Stratford Olympic Park (2022 - Present)
  • Co-chair Newham Green Party (2021 - 2022)
  • Former Young Greens Press Officer (2017-2019)

Cllr Danny Keeling

Cllr Danny Keeling, Stratford Olympic Park ward; Leader of the Opposition, London Borough of Newham
Cllr Danny Keeling, Stratford Olympic Park ward; Leader of the Opposition, London Borough of Newham

Roles

  • Councillor for Stratford Olympic Park (2022 - Present)
  • Leader of the Opposition and Green Group (2022 - Present)
  • Green Party Regional Council Representative for London (2021 - 2022)
  • Co-chair Newham Green Party (2021 - 2022)
  • Chair of Newham Green Party (2019 - 2021)
  • 2019 - Parliamentary Candidate for West Ham (2019)
  • Chair of the Senate for Young Greens (2018 -2019)

Danny (they/them) is the first non-binary councillor elected to Newham Council. They broke the 16 years of 100% Labour rule in 2022 becoming the Leader of the Opposition, elected in Stratford Olympic Park.

Before this, they ran the Newham Green Party team for 4 years and has been the last ever Chair of the Young Greens Senate. 

 

Their priorities are stopping cuts and increasing benefits for those in need as Danny even in the election had to use the food bank.

Danny also focuses on mental and sexual health and ensuring it is more accessible for people.

Danny ensures charity work is important too helping LGBTQIA+ arts charities and also being given the award of Donor of the Year at the Houses of Parliament for the stem cell charity tackling cancer and leukemia Anthony Nola.

 

Lastly and most importantly Danny believes an equal economy is one that focuses on balance to ensure everyone has the same opportunities, no one is left behind, everyone has equalities and the less well-off aren’t forgotten.

All of this must have direct action so that the planet is not destroyed as it currently is and the climate emergency is tackled and reversed or people already hit the worst will be hit harder.

Local Green councillor calls for social housing as MSG Sphere application is withdrawn

By Newham Green Party | 8 January 2024

Local Green councillor for Stratford Olympic Park Nate Higgins has reacted to the news that the application to build the MSG Sphere has been withdrawn, despite Michael Gove attempting to […]

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Stratford Olympic Park councillor urges Gove to listen to residents on MSG Sphere

By Newham Green Party | 30 November 2023

Cllr Nate Higgins, Green Councillor for Stratford Olympic Park, reacting to the Government’s recent intervention in the MSG Sphere application, said: “Every local representative at every level, representing different political […]

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Stratford Olympic Park local councillors celebrate as Mayor of London blocks the MSG Sphere application

By Newham Green Party | 20 November 2023

Newham Green Party’s Stratford Olympic Park councillors have today reacted as news broke that Sadiq Khan has blocked the MSG Sphere in his stage 2 decision[1]. Green councillor for Stratford […]

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Newham Green Party announce Plaistow North by-election candidate, as Newham Labour branded ‘too divided’ to govern effectively

By Newham Green Party | 25 October 2023

Local mother and autism campaigner Zahra Kheyre announced as Green Party Candidate in the upcoming Plaistow North by-election Recent report into council scrutiny shows poor relationships between Labour councillors are […]

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Green win: Newham Labour Council forced to submit to opposition scrutiny

By Newham Green Party | 18 October 2023

View Councillor Nate Higgins’ speech Newham Council approved a report appointing a Green Party councillor to every council committee after seventeen months of shutting Greens off of vital committees Green […]

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Newham Green Councillors demand to know “what’s gone wrong?” as borough-wide 20mph set to be delivered two years late

By Newham Green Party | 5 September 2023

Councillor Danny Keeling (Leader of the Opposition, Green): “20mph borough-wide is the right thing to do, but we shouldn’t have to wait two years for safe streets.” Councillor Nate Higgins […]

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Cllr Danny Keeling and the Greens get the first ever Leader of the Opposition speech

By Newham Green Party | 1 June 2023

In May, Cllr Danny Keeling and the Greens get the first ever Leader of the Opposition speech at the inaugural meeting of the political year (for 2023/24) at Newham council. […]

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Our candidates in the upcoming Boleyn and Wall End by-elections

By Newham Green Party | 31 May 2023

Our candidates in the upcoming Boleyn and Wall End by-elections – Joe Hudon-Small and Tassadduq Cheema We are excited to announce our candidates in the upcoming Boleyn and Wall End […]

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Elected Greens and Local Residents welcome Environment Committee’s call for Sadiq Khan to reject MSG Sphere application

By Newham Green Party | 14 May 2023

Councillor Nate Higgins Zack Polanski AM London’s Environment Committee has recommended Sadiq Khan reject the proposed MSG Sphere in his stage two decision[1] The MSG Sphere is a proposed entertainment […]

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Newham Greens welcome u-turn on sex-work PSPO

By Newham Green Party | 27 April 2023

Newham Council has cancelled the proposed sex work Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) Green Party Councillor Nate Higgins: “This u-turn from the council will be a huge relief to sex-workers […]

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