I was born in Central Middlesex Hospital, was state school educated in Brent and have spent my whole life in North West London.
My father is a factory worker and we struggled during the Thatcher and Major years due to Tory government policies. Thankfully our fortunes changed with a change in Government. My mother was a teaching assistant and a proud GMB member.
I joined the Labour Party at the age of 17 and am proud to have been elected as a Councillor in Brent in 2010, 2014 and 2018. I have served in Cabinet posts covering Adult Social Care, Public Health, Sport and Leisure, and Culture.
Outside of Politics, I have worked in the voluntary sector. I worked for the Harrow based disability charity Aspire for seven years and then the MS Society for over three years. I have also actively volunteered at the Stanmore Hindu Temple in Harrow.
My community involvement, experience and personal background make me the ideal candidate for the Labour Party in Brent and Harrow.