I have been a Member of Parliament for Birmingham Perry Barr since 2001 presently contesting for my sixth consecutive term as a Labour Party candidate. Prior to this election, I have managed to continuously increase my majority in the last five elections making Perry Barr a strong Labour base constituency. I have been a shadow minister since the last General Election and I have extensive experience as a Parliamentary lead member on tackling terrorism, islamophobia and European affairs.
I have developed teams of senior advisors, passionate volunteers from diverse backgrounds and established strong working relationships with numerous think tanks. We are living in a multicultural society in present day UK with challenges to tackle inter-race relation, building trust with communities through community cohesion through our values of social justice and equal opportunities for all. My vision is to bring all these communities to a platform where we all see a better future for our generations by eradicating the prejudices within and focusing on creating strong, progressive communities. My aim is to use my knowledge and experience to educate our future generations and up-skill them to deal with the threats which are going to divide this country apart. I will use this funding to spread this message in my constituency whilst i will be campaigning using extensive leafleting, target mailing and social media tools.