An interview with the Labour Party candidate for Hornsey & Wood Green
PUBLISHED: 06:45 07 May 2015
Catherine West reflects on the campaign
What’s the first thing you’d do if you were elected? Arrange my first advice surgery to speak to constituents.
If you were in government, what would be the first policy you’d like to introduce? Scrap the cruel and unfair bedroom tax which is particularly hard on people with disabilities.
If you don’t get elected, what will you do? Go on holiday over the May half term break then start job hunting.
What do you think is the most likely outcome of the election? I am still hoping the electorate will choose Labour, the progressive choice.
The likely outcome is a coalition – what would be your favoured option? Coalition politics has been unpopular in the last five years and British democracy is not set up for it. People should decide if they would rather see a Tory or a Labour-led government and vote accordingly.
Who do you think will win in Hornsey & Wood Green? Labour.
Where will you be going on election night? We just need Friday to be sunny so we can sit in the garden to enjoy a bottle of bubbles.
What has been your favourite campaign memory? The Bravanese community in Coppetts Lane lost their mosque and community centre as a result of a racist arson incident. The Muswell Hill synagogue opened its doors to the Bravanese community and this was the best moment for me because I saw the community at its best – generous, practical and displaying the spirit of a united community.