Local Activists

Pierre Delarue

Pierre joined the Liberal Democrats following the Brexit vote and was heavily involved with the 2017 General Election campaign, active on the ground and on social media. A French national, he has lived on the same street in Holloway for over 20 years, where he has developed strong ties with his community. Having studied engineering, Pierre worked in Finance for 15 years. In 2006, he chose to quit the City to pursue a varied range of projects including starting a social enterprise assisting young creatives and promoting their work. A proud European fully invested in his community, Pierre aims to foster social engagement and to improve his environment for the benefit of all.

Kate Pothalingam

A Liberal Democrat voter for many years, Kate joined the party in 2017 because of its stance on Brexit. She played an active part in the local General Election campaign alongside Terry Stacy and Nathan Hill. She worked full-time until 2013 and now works part-time providing training for a trade association, where she is also on the Steering Committee of their women’s network. Kate is on the Committee of the Highbury Fields Association and is Treasurer of her street’s Residents Association. Her involvement with the local community has informed her decision to stand as a local Councillor. Kate is married to Ketish and they have three children.

Ilana Lever

Ilana became a member of the Liberal Democrats following the EU Referendum in 2016. She has lived in Islington for over five years, is a member of her local Residents' Association and is passionate about social justice and opportunities for women. Ilana has worked in business for the last eight years and is also a trustee of a small international development charity. She believes there has never been a more important time for a strong liberal democracy.

Nathan Hill

Nathan is a lifelong Liberal and Liberal Democrat party member and a local activist in Islington for the last twelve years. During this time, he has been a core member of the Highbury campaign team, campaigning alongside Kate Pothalingam and Terry Stacy on a range of issues. Nathan has been motivated to stand as a local Councillor as a result of his experiences while volunteering at a homeless shelter in Islington. He currently manages UK foreign aid programmes for the Department for International Development and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, having previously worked as a policy advisor to the Government of Sierra Leone for several years.

Terry Stacy MBE JP

As a party member for 30 years and a local Councillor for 16 years, Terry is a longstanding Islington resident with a strong track record in the Highbury community. As Leader of Islington Council, he oversaw the building of the first council housing in Islington for over 25 years. He remains a passionate campaigner on housing issues and chairs an award-winning national LGBT homelessness charity. Terry is a governor of a local primary school and chair of the trustees of the largest community-managed open space in north London. Along with Kate Pothalingam and Nathan Hill, he continues to campaign in Highbury on the issues that matter to residents.

Victor Kaufman

Victor is a lifelong Liberal Democrat campaigner and has been active in Islington for many years, including during three General Election campaigns. He was a local Council candidate in 2014 and organised the 2015 General Election and other local campaigns as vice-chair and campaign lead. Away from politics, Victor is an accountant, specialising in public sector finance, and sits on the finance committee of a local housing association. He passionately believes in holding the Council to account for the lack of genuinely affordable housing, having himself benefitted from a shared ownership scheme in the Borough.