I have a vision for Ilford South – and nothing has held me back from delivering that vision for you.
Our voice isn’t being heard in Westminster and the Tories are looming large. We need to change both. I am asking to be your MP to fight for Ilford South and win a Labour government.
Ilford is my home, where I went to school, and where I brought my family up. When I joined the council in 2010, we were a small band of councillors in a Tory authority which had never had a Labour majority.
Against the odds we won the council and saved our local hospital A&E from closure. We won those victories together, and we will win again
My family arrived in Ilford in 1970, and it’s been our home ever since.
I was elected councillor for my home ward, Mayfield, and I’m proud to serve there to this day.
I’m proud to have led our party to a first ever majority in Redbridge.
Together we won 51/63 seats on the council, the most ever for Labour in Redbridge at the time, and drove the Tories completely out of Ilford South.
I led the pandemic response here in Redbridge, helping save lives and keep our communities safe.
I won a historic third term for Labour in Redbridge with a record 58 out of 63 councillors.