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Congrats to local campaigner Stephan Schulte who finally becomes a Brit

October 5, 2010

Stephan with Cllr Abdul Quadir, the Deputy Mayor of Camden. Also pictured (right) is a portrait of the British Head of State, Queen Elizabeth II, to whom Stephan has now sworn his allegiance.

Cally Councillors have warmly congratulated Kings Cross community campaigner, Stephan Schulte, on acquiring UK nationality.

Originally from the USA, Stephan recently attended a citizenship ceremony at Camden Town Hall and has received his UK passport.

Cally Councillors also note that he is now entitled to vote!

Stephan has been a backbone of community campaigns in the Kings Cross area. He isone of the longest serving members of the Safer Neighbourhood Panel in Caledonian Ward.

After 21 years, Stephan acknowledges that “it doesn’t seem that long ago that I first came to London to try it out for a while. It agreed with me and I stayed.”

He also says that “life here is filled with wonderful new friends, and experiences and I know it has been enriched by my becoming more ‘international’ in attitude and outlook.”

Paul Convery says that “like many arrivals to London, Stephan’s life has been bogged-down with tiresome visas, work permits and residency application paperwork. As someone who has put a great deal of energy and imagination into making the Kings Cross neighbourhood a safer and attractive place, he richly deserves the benefits of becoming a British national.”

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Diana Shelley permalink
    October 5, 2010 2:29 pm

    Mazeltov, Stephan! You now almost certainly know more factually about the UK than half its existing citizens. I’m not absolutely sure whether a ceremony in Camden qualifies you for citizenship in Islington, but good luck as you slip back over the border.

  2. angie slater permalink
    October 5, 2010 4:03 pm

    congratulation Stephen

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