Open Labour has made a huge contribution to Labour and I want to help it do even more.
Open Labour should lead the argument that the Covid-19 response should put people’s wellbeing first before business. Covid-19 is disproportionately impacting BAME people and, as Open Labour London BAME Officer, I have been leading work on this issue.
After Covid-19 is over, we cannot just go back to business as usual. The right wants more austerity. We need to argue for building back better to a more equitable, closer-knit and green society.
I fully back Open Labour’s support for a more inclusive culture in Labour and to oppose antisemitism, racism, sexism, transphobia and other forms of discrimination.
My experience includes being vice-chair of the Society of Labour Lawyers, defending human rights and legal aid. Before I became a lawyer, I co-foued the UpRising Leadership Programme for young leaders from diverse backgrounds. I also worked for Emily Thornberry MP, helping her retain her then marginal seat, campaign for more affordable housing and stop plans for 90 days detention for terrorist suspects.
You can find out more about why I am standing and what I stand for here.
The role of fathers in society is changing. But more needs to be done to help them spend more time caring for their children and sharing household responsibilities fairly. I set up Better Daddies to campaign for this. Please sign the Better Daddies Charter for more action to help dads be better dads.
After my daughter’s experience at Whipps Cross, where I confronted Boris Johnson about the state of the NHS, I set up Rebuild Our Health Service to fight for the funding needed for new buildings and equipment that the NHS desperatly needs. Click here to find out more about the campaign.