I am standing to be the next Labour MP for Dudley South. I would be honoured to represent residents as your Member of Parliament.
I was born and grew up in the Midlands where my dad ran a business and my mum was a doctor. Losing my brother as a teenager, and growing up in Thatcher’s Britain, against a backdrop of industrial strikes and the decimation of the car industry, gave me a passion for addressing injustice, particularly focusing on helping young people facing hard times.
This led me into a career in the voluntary sector particularly focusing on helping young people and trying to make the world a better, fairer place. That’s what I have dedicated my professional life to.
I’ve worked on a range of issues, developing programmes to help young care leavers with mentoring support and employment advice, and creating services to help young people with cancer. Most recently, I led UpRising, an organisation supporting young people from under-represented backgrounds into power, including a range of projects in Birmingham and the West Midlands. I recently founded ChangeOut, a campaign to create a more equal and representative voluntary sector.
Through my charity work, I’ve seen how good people can make a real impact. And that’s what I believe politics should be about. That’s why I stood as a Labour councillor in Stockwell, where I currently live.
The Black Country faces so many challenges and yet has so much potential. The community here is buzzing with life. But cuts to public services, rising crime, climate change and uncertainty about Brexit are hurting us all.
My values were shaped from an early age and I have carried these values with me as a charity worker and as a local councillor. Whilst I live in London, I strongly believe that once a Midlander, always a Midlander. I have seen how Brexit is dividing our communities, putting local jobs, opportunities and businesses at risk and I will never vote for anything that I believe will make Dudley South residents to be poorer.
I want a child born in the Black Country to have the same life chances as a child from anywhere else in the country. The people of Dudley South need a Labour MP and a Labour government to ensure investment is put back into our schools, our hospitals, our police service and our children’s futures.
I have the dedication, passion and integrity to make a very strong constituency MP who will work closely with community leaders and councillors to ensure public services and local interests are put first.
Through my years of charity work and in local politics, people tell me time and again how powerless and vulnerable they feel. As your MP, I would be your champion.
As a new candidate, running an election campaign costs money and unlike the Tories, our local Labour campaign will be funded by generous donations from family, friends, local groups and supporters.
I would be honoured to be the next Labour Member of Parliament for Dudley South. I will be a strong voice campaigning on issues that matter to local residents.
Thank you for supporting my campaign.
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