On 25 October, Cllr Tom Miller became Brent Council's Cabinet Member for Stronger Communities.
Originally from the north east, Cllr Miller has been a councillor for Willesden Green since 2014. In his new role as Cabinet Member, his priorities will include tackling violence against women and girls (VAWG), Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) and tackling gang culture in Brent. He also wants to give Brent residents more of a voice when it comes to their local and community libraries.
Cllr Miller is an advocate for mental health, having previously worked as a Mental Health Fundraiser for Rethink Mental Illness; a charity whose goal is to improve life for everyone affected by mental illness. During his time there, Cllr Miller helped reform the Mental Health Act and also won a six figure sum for a youth project, Step Up, which helps young people with mental health issues during important life transitions.
Tom is committed to working closely with the Police here in Brent, tackling issues surround gang culture in the borough. He is passionate about making residents feel more comfortable in reporting domestic violence and ensuring that residents feel safe and comfortable in their community.
Cllr Miller, said:
"I am honoured to be taking up this role, an opportunity to make a real difference to the lives of our residents. We are all proud to call Brent our home and I am committed to working closely with residents, local groups and our Police service to improve our community.
"To the residents of Brent, I pledge to work tirelessly in tackling the issues that matter to you. We all want our borough to be a safe, welcoming place to live. I look forward to working closely with you all to make our borough the best it can be."
In his spare time, Tom enjoys watching football and supports Sunderland FC.