Catherine is Labour's Candidate for Hornsey and Wood Green in the 2015 General Election.
Until recently Catherine was the Leader of Islington Council where she introduced the Living Wage for the lowest paid in the borough
Catherine is the first woman to Chair the Transport and Environment Committee for London Councils.
Before becoming a councillor, Catherine worked in a women’s centre for childhood survivors of abuse and with asylum seekers in Tottenham, Barnet and east London.
Catherine is married with two children and is a regular swimmer at Park Road lido.