I was born and raised in the constituency attending Adamsrill Primary School in Sydenham and Cator Park Secondary School (now Harris Bromley) in Penge. I am now raising my own family here and I am proud to call it home.
I studied law at Oxford University and then worked as an employment rights lawyer for over 10 years. I mainly represented Unite and UCATT trade union members as a trade union lawyer and then set up my own business providing help to working mums and women facing pregnancy discrimination.
I joined the Labour party aged 15, motivated to do so by the poor conditions of my secondary school which were caused by a lack of funding. I have been campaigning for social justice, public services and equality ever since then, and served on the Labour Party's National Executive Committee between 2006 - 2016. I am also vice chair of the London Labour Party.
It has been a privilege to be the representative for Lewisham West & Penge between June 2017 to November 2019 and I am honoured to be standing again as Labour's candidate for our area.