My Story

I’m Sarah Sackman. I’m a community campaigner and public interest barrister. I was born and grew up in Finchley and Golders Green, the eldest of three sisters.

Growing up, we were taught some basic values. Help each other out. Take care of neighbours. Fight for what’s right.

Finchley and Golders Green means a lot to me.

As a child, I spent my weekends playing in Golders Hill Park and watching films at the Phoenix cinema. Now it’s where I go with my own family to synagogue and community events.

Throughout my life, Finchley and Golders Green has given me a front-row view of what a community can be at its best.

But now I worry that under a cruel and incompetent Tory Government our community is changing.

People who used to feel comfortable are struggling. Every bill seems to be higher than the last – to heat the home, to pay for childcare or afford the weekly shop.

And I worry that our vibrant community is under attack. We are becoming a constituency of busy food banks and empty mansions. We have young people who cannot afford secure housing and a government which treats migrants and minorities with contempt.

That’s not the place I remember. When I see injustice, I fight it. And that is why I’m standing to be your candidate.

Today, I’m a community campaigner, public interest barrister and the mother of two young girls. 

As a campaigner, I use my legal and political skills every day to fight for change. 

I represent individuals, community groups and public bodies in court to help them achieve social justice. I fight to protect the environment, housing, and the rights of those who need them most. 

So when developers tried to bulldoze green space on the Granville Road estate in Golders Green, I represented residents for free and championed their rights at a Public Inquiry.

In 2013, when Friern Barnet Library was threatened with closure by Tory-run Barnet Council, I helped lead a successful campaign to save this public space.

And when the Far Right picked on a local Muslim group who wanted planning consent in Golders Green, I helped them organise rabbis, priests and students to write letters in support. I helped them set up a pop-up vaccine centre, and I fought their case.

As a member of Gordon Brown’s Constitution Commission, I help to find new ways to spread power nationally and keep the UK together.

I was so proud to stand in Finchley and Golders Green as your Labour candidate in 2015. Together, we outperformed the national party. We won 5,000 extra votes for Labour and mobilised 700 campaigners on election day. 

If we achieve that next time, we’ll have a Labour MP.

I’m asking for your support because I know that, together, we can win here. 

Sarah aged 1 and her mum in Lyttleton Playing fields
Hitting the phones as PPC in 2015
Speaking at Friern Barnet Community Library
Policy work on Gordon Brown’s Constitutional Commission 2022

As a child, I spent my weekends playing in Golders Hill Park and watching films at the Phoenix cinema. Now it’s where I go with my own family to synagogue and community events.

Throughout my life, Finchley and Golders Green has given me a front-row view of what a community can be at its best.

But now I worry that under a cruel and incompetent Tory Government our community is changing.

Sarah aged 1 and her mum in Lyttleton Playing fields

 

People who used to feel comfortable are struggling. Every bill seems to be higher than the last – to heat the home, to pay for childcare or afford the weekly shop.

And I worry that our vibrant community is under attack. We are becoming a constituency of busy food banks and empty mansions. We have young people who cannot afford secure housing and a government which treats migrants and minorities with contempt.

That’s not the place I remember. When I see injustice, I fight it. And that is why I’m standing to be your candidate.

Today, I’m a community campaigner, public interest barrister and the mother of two young girls. 

As a campaigner, I use my legal and political skills every day to fight for change. 

I represent individuals, community groups and public bodies in court to help them achieve social justice. I fight to protect the environment, housing, and the rights of those who need them most. 

So when developers tried to bulldoze green space on the Granville Road estate in Golders Green, I represented residents for free and championed their rights at a Public Inquiry.

In 2013, when Friern Barnet Library was threatened with closure by Tory-run Barnet Council, I helped lead a successful campaign to save this public space.

And when the Far Right picked on a local Muslim group who wanted planning consent in Golders Green, I helped them organise rabbis, priests and students to write letters in support. I helped them set up a pop-up vaccine centre, and I fought their case.

Hitting the phones as PPC in 2015

As a member of Gordon Brown’s Constitution Commission, I help to find new ways to spread power nationally and keep the UK together.

Speaking at Friern Barnet Community Library

I was so proud to stand in Finchley and Golders Green as your Labour candidate in 2015. Together, we outperformed the national party. We won 5,000 extra votes for Labour and mobilised 700 campaigners on election day. 

If we achieve that next time, we’ll have a Labour MP.

I’m asking for your support because I know that, together, we can win here. 

Policy work on Gordon Brown’s Constitutional Commission 2022