Ed Davie is chair of Lambeth council’s health and adult social care scrutiny committee. Ed was awarded the Local Government Information Unit Scrutineer of 2013 Award, in part, for his work to help prevent further deaths of black mental health service-users in the wake of the Sean Rigg case. A Guardian contributor Ed won the Guild of Health Writers Campaign Journalist of 2010 award for stopping private hospitals refusing to treat NHS patients with mental health conditions. Apart from being a councillor and father of three Ed is himself a mental health service-user and works as communications and public affairs manager for the National Survivor User Network which lobbies for and supports the involvement of people with experience of psychological conditions in their own services and communities.
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