I have been a resident of Bethnal Green East for almost 40 years, serving as a Labour Councillor since 2001 when I first stood in a by-election. I have been fortunate to raise all of my children here and have them attend local schools. I have served in various senior positions within the Council, such as former Statutory Deputy Mayor. Currently, I serve as the Leader of the Labour Group. I am passionate about local issues and being available for all constituents.