Hertsmere Labour has announced its candidate for the Borehamwood Kenilworth byelection caused by the resignation of Labour councillor, Kumail Jaffer.
He is Kenilworth ward champion and Hertsmere Labour chair, Dr Dan Ozarow, who narrowly missed out on the seat at the last election on the toss of the coin after a dead heat.
Well known in the ward, he has spent the last two years working alongside Labour’s elected councillors. He has been supporting residents to protect green spaces from development and saving trees and wildlife in Ely Gardens and Well End. Dan has also been helping people in Manor Way with parking problems and others with anti-social behaviour.
“I am delighted to have won the Labour Party nomination and that I will get a second chance to fight the Kenilworth seat. I care passionately about this ward and its residents, and hope that they will elect me as their councillor. I pledge to do all I can to bring improvements to our local NHS, public transport and youth services, whilst standing up for them against a complacent Conservative council. The people of Borehamwood Kenilworth deserve a better deal.”
Dan lives locally with his young family and is a sociologist and senior lecturer at Middlesex University. He has published several books and is a media analyst on social issues. He is also a member of Elstree Liberal Synagogue and Elstree & Borehamwood Residents Association.
The byelection will be held on Thursday 13 February.