Ken Livingstone (born 1945), former Mayor of London, was the representative for Stoke Newington on the Greater London Council between 1977 and 1981.
Hugh Gater Jenkins, Baron Jenkins of Putney (19082004), representative 19581965 of the Stoke Newington & Hackney constituency on the London County Council.
Michael Levy, Baron Levy (born 1944), impresario and political fundraiserborn in Stoke Newington.
Bernard Lewis (born 1916), historian of Islam and the Middle East, born in Stoke Newington.
Paul Foot (19372004), political activist and writerborn in Palestine, lived in Stoke Newington.
Sir Horace Cutler (19121997), politicianborn in the district.
John Diamond (19532001), journalist and radio presenterborn in Stoke Newington.
Eric Bristow (born 1957), five times world professional darts championborn in Stoke Newington.
Marc Bolan (born, Mark Feld), musicianlived on Stoke Newington Common until age 15
Bad Manners come from Stoke Newington. The band were formed at Woodberry Down comprehensive school in 1976.
1980s pop star Buster Bloodvessel lived on Batley Road.
Mark 'Bedders' Bedford, bass player with Madnesslives in Stoke Newington.
Violet Berlin, television presenterlives in Stoke Newington with partner Gareth 'Gaz Top' Jones.
Asa Butterfield, child actor, goes to Stoke Newington Middle School, lives in Islington.
Clem Cattini, musicianborn in Stoke Newington.
Richard Bebb, actor, theatre historian, music archivistlived in St Mary's Lodge, Lordship Road, as a child
Elton Dean, experimental jazz saxophonist from Bluesology lived in Stoke Newington
DJ Dextrous, Ivor Novello & BAFTA awards winning Producer/DJborn in Stoke Newington
Rupert Evans, film and theatre actor, lives in Stoke Newington
Paloma Faith, singer and actress, raised in Stoke Newington
Reginald Fox, actor
Jonathan Freedland, journalist and authorlives in Stoke Newington
Gareth Jones, aka Gaz Top, TV presenter and producerlives in Stoke Newington.
Stewart Lee, comedian and writer lives in Stoke Newington
Ze Lucker, actress in Holbyblue & Footballers Wives lives in Stoke Newington.
Malcolm McLaren, manager of The Sex Pistols
Warren Mitchell, actorborn in the district.
Kevin MacNeil, Hebridean-born novelist, poet and playwright, lives in Stoke Newington.
Thurston Moore, musicianlives in Stoke Newington.
David O'Leary, football manager and Arsenal FC appearance record holderborn in Stoke Newington.
Alexei Sayle, comedianwrote a famous stand up sketch about Stoke Newington.
Tjinder Singh, lead singer of Cornershop, lives in Stoke Newington.
Chris Singleton, the Irish singer-songwriter, lives in Stoke Newington; his 'Twisted City' album cover features a girl walking in Abney Park Cemetery.
Barbara Windsor, actress in EastEnders & the Carry On filmsborn in Shoreditch but grew up around Amhurst Road and lived in Yoakley Road.
Fyfe Dangerfield, lead singer of Guillemots lives in Stoke Newington
Andrew Ranken, drummer in The Pogues
Maverick Sabre, singer-songwriter, was born in Stoke Newington.
Ronan Bennett, writer of BBC Drama's Hidden and C4's Top Boy, born in Ireland, lives in Stoke Newington.
Jean Marsh, actress and writer, was born in Stoke Newington.
Labrinth, singer, went to Stoke Newington School
Nick Grimshaw, Radio and Television personality lives in Stoke Newington.