I would describe my political view as that of ‘liberal social democratic values’! Don’t worry colleagues, I’m not about to join the Libdems! I strongly believe in fairness, self economic empowerment and social justice. It is therefore not surprising to my family, friends and associates to see me becoming a member of the Labour Party and subsequently elected a Labour Party Councillor for Southwark South Bermondsey Ward on 22 May 2014.
I sincerely believe that, being a representative, advocate, union leader, councillor or member of parliament is about a ‘passion for doing public good and being part of the change one wants to see’ in the community you live; and using one’s expertise and experience to help to shape local, regional, national and international policy debates; and hopefully people’s life chances.
I became a Labour Party member because of its ethos on fairness, tolerance, equality and social justice. These ideals are very core to my personal belief; and which I’m prepared to devote the rest of my life defending!