Stanmore Park Action Team

Marilyn Ashton

Councillor Marilyn Ashton

Phone: 07831 319 324

Cllr Marilyn Ashton was first elected to represent Stanmore Park ward in 1998. After standing down for a brief period in 2010, she was re-elected as a Councillor for Stanmore Park ward, where she lives, in a 2011 by-election.

She has a particular interest in planning issues, and from 2006 – 2010 she served as the portfolio holder for Planning, Development and Enterprise and Chairman of the LDF Panel in the last Conservative administration. She has served as a Magistrate since 2004.

Camilla Bath

Councillor Camilla Bath

Phone: 07736 660 781

Cllr Camilla Bath has represented Stanmore Park ward since 1990. She is a representative for Harrow Council in numerous local organisations and serves as a governor for both Harrow High School and Whitchurch School.

She is currently our Shadow Portfolio Holder for Housing and serves on various council forums, committees and panel with a focus on both educational and housing issues. Cllr Bath also holds the position of Vice Chairman of the Tenants’, Leaseholders’ and Residents’ Consultative Forum.


Councillor Christine Bednell

Phone: 07709 959 420

Cllr Christine Bednell first served as a Harrow Councillor from 1968 to 1971, representing Wealdstone North Ward. She has represented Stanmore Park ward continuously since 1974. She has a particular interest in child welfare and Social Services and holds the position of Vice Chairman on the Corporate Parenting Panel.

She is also a representative for Harrow Council on the boards of numerous local charities and has previously served as portfolio holder for Schools and then Children’s Services under the last Conservative administration and is currently our Shadow Portfolio Holder for Children’s Services. She was Mayor of Harrow from 1986-1987.


Philip Benjamin

Phone: 07938 451 006

Philip has been resident in Stanmore for over twenty years. During this period, his contribution to the local community has included serving as a school governor, membership of the Harrow Educational Appeals Tribunal and service as a local magistrate. Engagement in these activities has enabled Philip to appreciate the diversity of the community and gain an insight into some of the issues which affect local residents and their families.

Philip is particularly interested in current planning and environmental issues affecting the Stanmore area. These range from over-development through to illegal fly-tipping and garden refuge collection. These issues affect a wide spectrum of local residents and Philip is keen to promote the interests of local residents on these issues within Harrow.

Philip is a solicitor and university lecturer. He has a particular interest in employment and discrimination law and in addition to lecturing in this area, he has published a textbook on employment law. He is married with two sons. He strongly believes in putting residents’ interests first and looks forward to being able to serve the local community in an efficient and effective manner.