What I do
Elected in 2014, Niraj Dattani is a councillor for the London Borough of Harrow, where he takes a lead on innovation.
With his other hat on, local government continues to play a role as Niraj leads the partnerships team at UK-based crowdfunding platform Spacehive. Having joined as the first employee five and a half years ago, Niraj has established and grown the Spacehive model as a tool for local authorities to reimagine how they engage with communities in the act of placemaking.
This means he approaches local government, and innovation, from a unique perspective; as both an insider, and an outsider.
Follow Niraj on Twitter: @NirajDattani