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Simon Miller
Simon Miller
Member for economic growth and housing development, Waltham Forest Council
Watershed ● July 31, 2020

I’ve always been interested in politics. My degree was in history and that’s just a chronology of politics, or the study of the impact of politics on the lives of people. So, there was always an interest in politics but no real clue as how you get into politics. I got a job in the civil service, which seemed the most structured route into policy, and I absolutely loved that.

There is something I’m slightly wary of saying, but it is intoxicating, the sight of power. But it’s rooted in the desire to see change in communities, to see communities improve. Anyone who’s lived in any part of east London will know that, no matter how great it is, there’s a h...

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