I was born and raised in Kensington and Chelsea, and I believe in Kensington values – opportunity, community and diversity. I am a mother of three young children, a keen environmentalist and an avid cyclist.
I am an expert in criminal justice and spent most of my career working in London. I worked as a Metropolitan Police Officer, an analyst, an assistant psychologist in the NHS, and I am now completing PhD in Criminology at UCL.
Why am I running
I believe that community and diversity are two of the cornerstones of Kensington values. Victoria Borwick voted against protecting the residence rights of citizens of the EU who are lawfully resident in the UK. Whereas I want to protect the rights of EU nationals who reside in Kensington, and who contribute to our society, our community and our lives. I am committed to helping improve the quality of life for everyone who lives and works in Kensington & Chelsea by investing in local schools and hospitals, and by combating pollution by introducing a new ‘Clean Air Act’.
London is successful in part because it has access to the single market. I have experience working in the City, and I believe, like many Londoners, that opportunity and prosperity go hand-in-hand. The City, from where 11.5% of public tax revenues come, would be badly damaged if London left the single market. This would have damaging consequences for our public finances and investment in the NHS, local schools, and local hospitals. It would also restrict, rather than widen, opportunities for the residents of Kensington.