Bassam grew up in Northolt since the age of four and was elected as a councillor for Northolt West End in May 2005.
He attended school locally at St. Raphael’s RC Primary, where he currently serves as a governor.
He currently works for a London housing association managing their employment and enterprise programmes.
On the council, Bassam is currently the Cabinet member for Finance & Leisure. He was previously cabinet member for Environment, Transport and Leisure 2010-2018 and Chaired the West London Waste Authority during this time also.
In 2012, Bassam was elected as a member of the London Waste & Recycling Board and Champions the Circular Economy.
Bassam is married to Izabela, they have two sons, is a Liverpool fan, enjoys rugby too and is a keen cyclist, both as a daily commuter and for leisure on longer rides.
In 2005 he played a character called “Carlos” in a short movie named “Bang! Bang!”. You can watch on youtube by clicking here. Please note that the film is not suitable for young children.