My family moved to the UK when I was 7 years old. Since then wherever I have lived, whatever job I have had, I have always strived to make a real and genuine difference to the people and places around me.

I want the best for my kids and for yours and so I can’t just be a by-stander – I have to find ways to make a difference.

I am an active member of the Labour Party. I campaign for better policies with our trade unions and local businesses. And I continue to run and support local community groups and grassroots projects.

I am also working hard to ensure we get a Labour Government in 2024 – putting 20 years’ experience towards building campaigns here in West Yorkshire which are connected to what our local people and communities want and need.

Click the links below for more details. You can also get in touch by following links to my social media.

Credible and experienced

Commercial Lawyer
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Director, CO2Sense Renewable Energy Fund
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Advising the Labour Government on fuel poverty and climate change
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Founding Chair of Kirklees Diversity Equality and Innovation Network
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Trustee, junior coach and 2nd team captain Paddock Cricket Club
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School Governor
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Trustee Kirklees Active Leisure
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Running campaigns as a volunteer for the Labour Party, Cooperative Party and affiliated Trade Unions
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My Story

Born Dar-Es-Salaam, Tanzania

1976

Started pre-school to Kingston, Jamaica

1980

Moved to Coventry

1984

Joined Labour students

1997

Graduated from Bristol University

1999

Qualified as a solicitor

2004

Joined Hackney Labour Party

2005

Candidate in Springwood, Hackney

2006

Started role as Head of Low Carbon Energy Team, Cobbetts Solicitors and moved to Huddersfield

2007

Secretary, Greenhead Branch LP

2009

Paddock Cricket Club Carpark Cricket project wins School Sports Partnership National Innovation Prize

2011

Political Education Officer, Huddersfield LP

2013

Elected to Cooperative Group, Member Council

2014

Got Married

2015

Birth of first daughter, Clara

2017

Birth if second daughter, Lily

2018

Chair, Huddersfield Cooperative Party

2019

Shortlisted Labour candidate, West Yorkshire Mayoral

2020

Moved to Coventry

1984

Shortlisted Labour candidate, Batkey & Spen Constituency

2021

Campaigner

Campaigner

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Preserving natural green spaces

Restoring faith in our politics by giving local people and groups ideas on how to work in partnership with our Council and Councillors to lift up our green public spaces. Local groups include One Community and Moonlight Trust and our current focus is on restoring nature in Batley, Dewsbury, Heckmondwike and Mirfield. 

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Talking up our local businesses

Giving voice to the concerns of over 16.7 million workers in the UK by campaigning for a Labour government to deliver our ten point plan to support and grow local (small and medium sized) businesses across the UK. 

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Helping people find new jobs

Making sure that our politics is working for people in my local community here in Kirklees by campaigning alongside businesses, colleges, MPs and the Mayor of West Yorkshire for the funding that will give our people access to new training and job opportunities. 

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Bringing our communities together

Creating the space for politics, business and society to work together and for people from a wide range of backgrounds to meet each other through my role as chair of the  Kirklees Diversity = Innovation. Our network is made up of local businesses and public sector organisations who pool resource to give marginalised local people access to new opportunities and representation.