Cllr Oliver Cooper - Hampstead Town

Hampstead Town Ward Councillor & Leader of Camden Conservatives

Spokesman for Housing, Community Safety, and HS2 

Lead member for Audit & Corporate Governance


I've been a councillor for Hampstead Town since my election in 2015.  As a son of Camden, I'm incredible proud to represent our borough: the greatest borough in the greatest city on Earth.  I've lived in six wards across Camden - from Holborn to Hampstead.  I went to university at UCL in Bloomsbury.  My father grew up in Kentish Town and my mother lives in Frognal & Fitzjohns.

I want the best for all of our borough, especially Hampstead Town ward, which I call my home.  I live in the heart of Hampstead village, on Flask Walk, and I want to keep both Camden and Hampstead special for the next generation.

I'm Camden Conservatives' spokesman for Housing, Community Safety, and HS2.  In addition, as a councillor, I also take a particular interest in local conservation, planning, and quality of life issues.  I use my professional expertise as an economist to scrutinise the borough's finances.

I'm also the Deputy Chairman (Political) of Hampstead & Kilburn Conservatives, taking overall responsibility for campaigning and the political output of the Association.  This involves me in a huge number of campaigns, supporting our campaigners across the constituency.  If there's a campaign that you would like us to be involved in, please get in contact and we'll do our best to stand up for you and our area.

I am a classical liberal Conservative, believing the free-markets work to improve everyone's lot in society: the worst-off most of all.  I'm the Chairman of the Organising Committee of Conservative Way Forward, which promotes free-market policies, and was previously the National Chairman of Consevative Future, the party's youth wing.  I also have particular interests in international and European affairs.

Professionally, I work as an economist in the City of London, having previously worked in journalism and education policy.

You can visit my website at or follow me on Twitter at @OliverCooper.

See Also

Cllr Steve Adams

Belsize Park Ward Councillor

Shadow Cabinet member for Housing
Lead member for District Management Committees

Cllr Maria Higson

Hampstead Town Ward Councillor & Whip

Shadow Cabinet member for Health & Adult Social Care
Lead member for Corporate Parenting
Shadow Cabinet member for Young People & Cohesion

Cllr Henry Newman

Frognal & Fitzjohns Ward Councillor

Shadow Cabinet member for Community Safety
Lead member for Standards
Shadow Cabinet member for the Environment

Cllr Andrew Parkinson

Frognal & Fitzjohns Ward Councillor

Chair of the Resources & Corporate Performance Scrutiny Committee
Shadow Cabinet member for Finance
Lead member for Planning