st leonard's ward
Scott Ainslie has lived in Streatham since 1997. He is originally from Edinburgh, and studied Business Studies at Edinburgh Napier University before becoming a professional actor.
In 2009, Scott became a founding member of Sustainable Streatham. The group works to make the local area a safer, cleaner, greener and fairer place to live and work. He was also on the board of Streatham Action, the umbrella body for community groups in Streatham.
Scott was first elected to Lambeth Council in 2014, and re-elected in 2018 with an increased majority. In June 2019 he was also elected as Member of the European Parliament for London. He won the largest ever vote for a Green MEP candidate in the capital.
As a Councillor for St Leonard's Ward (Streatham) Scott has fought alongside residents to defend their estates from demolition and compulsory 'regeneration'. He has worked to save local libraries from closure and to support culturally diverse independent businesses. Scott has also campaigned for justice for survivors of abuse in Lambeth's children’s homes.
Scott believes Lambeth residents have a right to know how the Council spends public money. He helps the independent monitoring group, Lambeth People's Audit, keep track of how Council money is used.
Scott is also the Green Party spokesperson for Migration and Refugees.
I became active in politics because I was concerned about what the future held for my children's generation. I'm here because I'm serious about ending inequality, safeguarding democracy and taking action on climate breakdown.