On Tuesday 31st January, members of Year 8 and 9 School Council met with the Leader of Islington Council, Councillor Kaya Comer-Schwartz. The boys had a great time asking the leader about how she entered local politics and what the pressing issues are for young people in the borough.
The Leader of the Council is elected for four years and provides political leadership and works together with Executive Members to set out a vision for Islington and the strategic plans that will help the Council to achieve it.
First elected to the council in 2013 to represent Junction ward, Cllr Comer-Schwartz became Deputy Leader in 2020. She has served on the council’s Executive for six years, most recently as Executive Member for Children, Young People and Families and prior to that as Executive Member for Community Development.