I was born and brought up in Tower Hamlets and attended local schools. My parents were Labour activists before I was born, and they have always instilled those values in me.
I am currently a Senior Housing Officer for a local authority, I have also co-founded an ethical tea house in Shoreditch, and I am a trustee for the Tower Hamlets CVS. Previously, I’ve been a youth worker, a community engagement professional, co-founder of a social enterprise in Tower Hamlets, and chair my local Tenants’ and Residents Association.
I’ve also travelled to the Greek islands and in Calais to help refugees, and also to Somaliland to provide relief during the famine, and on aid projects to Bangladesh.