I am a Labour and Cooperative Party Councillor for the Canning Town South Ward in the London Borough of Newham. The Labour team in CTS received more than 60% of the votes cast.
I have been an active member of the Labour Party for seven years. I was the Parliamentary Candidate for East Hampshire in 2017, increasing Labour’s vote share by 7% with Labour coming second for the first time since the formation of this constituency.
I am Chair of the Canning Town South Labour Party Branch. As Chair of CTS I arrange our monthly ward meetings, fundraisers/socials and occasional public meetings, most recently being one on the Silvertown Tunnel. I am also an elected delegate to the West Ham constituency general committee and executive committee. In addition I was elected Secretary of the Newham Fabian Society earlier this year. In my role I have organised meetings on a broad range of topics with external speakers on issues such as Social housing and Brexit
Most recently I was elected as the first LGBTQ Equalities coordinator for the West Ham CLP. I undertook a series of FOI requests to MOPAC about homophobic hate crimes in the borough to find ways of combating it. I found there has been a 100% increase in rate of homophobic crime reporting since 2016 which is a worrying sign. A recent article in the Newham Recorder reported on this.
I am a member of the University and College Union (UCU) and the GMB and also member of the Cooperative party, National Fabian Society, BAME Labour, LGBT Labour and the Labour Movement for Europe.
Most recently I have been elected on to the 2018-19 National Committee of LGBT Labour as Events and Campaigns Officer
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