Baroness Doreen Lawrence OBE

Baroness Lawrence Offical Shot
“Sem Moema has been an active member of the Labour Party for almost 20 years and a councillor for two terms. Her commitment to bring about change in the community she lives in is highly commendable. I understand that Sem Moema has a wealth of experience, a long track record of service to the Labour movement and an abundance of ideas. To this end, she will serve all sections of the community in Islington, Hackney and Waltham Forest on the London Assembly. That’s why I am recommending Sem as your candidate for the North East London seat in May’s London Assembly elections. I hope she can count on your support.”

Meg Hillier - MP for Hackney South and Shoreditch

“I’m Meg Hillier and I’m currently the Member of Parliament for Hackney South and Shoreditch but I was previously Mayor of Islington and I represented Islington on the London Assembly. 

I’m backing Sem Moema to do the same job on the London Assembly that I did because she’s a doughty campaigner and a woman who knows how to put her ideas into action.  She’s been a huge champion for private renters’ rights and not just championing them but delivering where she’s a cabinet member, in Hackney.  I know that, if she gets to City Hall, she knows how to push for delivery, not just words.

So, back Sem Moema for the London Assembly.”

Stella Creasy - MP for Walthamstow

“I’m really passionate about this community and I really care about its future.  I’ve seen, over the past years, the difference that the London Assembly and the London Mayor can make.  That’s why it’s really important that whoever we choose to succeed Jennette Arnold understands the issues in this area.  And that’s why I’m backing Sem Moema to be our next London Assembly representative. I’ve worked with Sem on housing issues over the years, so I know she gets the housing crisis that we have here but, like me, she’s also really passionate about tackling knife crime and making sure that we hold TfL to account so that we get the trains and buses that we need in our area.  She’ll also help to tackle the climate change that we increasingly know is testing our city. I hope you will give her support too when it comes to selecting your next GLA member. ”

Phil Glanville - Mayor of Hackney

“I’m endorsing Sem Moema as our Labour candidate for North East London. We need a campaigner who’s committed to going to City Hall and fighting for us. Fighting for us on air quality, on private renter’s rights or making sure we deliver the real council housing that we need. And also that we continue to tackle gun and knife crime here in our capital.

We aren’t going to do that without people like Sem standing with Sadiq Khan in May’s election and we need to make sure that she is our candidate for North East London.”

Florence Eshalomi MP - London Assembly Member for Lambeth and Southwark

“Housing remains the top issue for Londoners and it is important that we have a committed campaigner working with our excellent Labour Mayor and the team of Labour Assembly Members.

I know that Sem has the experience to address this, along with the Tory hostile environment that has impacted so profoundly on multiple BAME communities.

Sem will be a great Labour Assembly Member.”

Feryal Clark - MP for Enfield North

“As Hackney’s deputy-mayor, I worked closely with Sem and I saw first-hand how effective she is at creating positive change that benefits everyone in our community, particularly the most vulnerable. She’s a committed councillor, cabinet member and housing campaigner. If Sem is elected to the London Assembly, I have absolutely no doubt that she will drive improvements in Londoners’ housing conditions, in the safety of our communities and in London’s transport system. She’s incredibly good at getting stuff done, which is precisely what London needs as we face the enormous challenges of continued Tory austerity, Brexit chaos and the global climate emergency. I can’t think of anyone better to be the London Assembly member for Islington, Hackney and Waltham Forest.”

Clare Coghill - Leader of Waltham Forest Council

“I would be very happy to have Sem as our next London Assembly member. I know she worked in Chingford and much of her close family lives in Walthamstow, so she really knows Waltham Forest. I’ve been impressed by the protection for private renters that she introduced in Hackney, both through a landlord licensing scheme and negotiating with big housing associations for longer tenures and rent stabilisation. As someone from a local authority in the North East London constituency, I’m sure Sem will bring the same drive and innovative thinking to the London Assembly, working together with Waltham Forest, Hackney and Islington councils to equip us to face the challenges of London’s housing crisis, and the other pressures of continued Tory austerity.”

Kam Adams, Speaker of Hackney

“I have known Sem Moema for about 10 years, her practical approach, and willingness to listen to residents problems set her apart from the other candidates. I am writing to endorse her candidacy for the London Assembly. It’s my intention to vote for her and spread the word about her abilities and competence.”

Anntoinette Bramble - Deputy Mayor of Hackney

“Sem and I have been councillors and activists together in the Labour Party and in our communities in Hackney for many years.  I know that Sem would be an amazing Assembly Member for us.  She has the experience we need to defend our communities from the austerity that the Tories promised to end and, unsurprisingly, they continue with.  
Sem is Labour and North-East London to the core.  If we send her to the London Assembly (and I hope we will), I know she will fight tirelessly for us. 
That’s why I’m supporting Sem for the Assembly!”

Cllr Clyde Loakes - Deputy Leader of Waltham Forest Council

“I’m so pleased that we have a candidate with such deep rooted connections to the area they want to represent and in Sem we are fortunate to have that; not just in her current experiences in Hackney, but also with her close family ties to Waltham Forest. She clearly knows the in’s and out’s of the patch in a very personal way.
Nor is she taking the honour to serve the residents of Waltham Forest, Hackney and Islington lightly. It’s been great to see her popping up all over the 3 boroughs over the last 9 months, helping Labour activists and listen and talk to our residents on the #LabourDoorstep and especially in Waltham Forest during the recent General Election Campaign in places like Chingford and Woodford Green. Sem is a real street campaigner! 
I have no doubt that Sem will be a great and powerful advocate for the residents of Waltham Forest, Hackney and Islington in City Hall and thats why I’m backing her and asking for you to do the same.”

Jermain Jackman - winner of the Voice 2014, co-chair of the Hackney Young Futures Commission and former chair of the Islington Fair Futures Commission

“I first met Sem when I was the youth officer for my local CLP. And the support and encouragement that she gave me and that sense of empowerment to carry out that task, and put on events to engage with our young members was really appreciated and really beneficial and just goes to show Sem’s commitment to developing young people, her passion and her determination to ensure that all voices, however marginalised are heard. And that’s why I want Sem to represent the North East in the London Assembly.”