I was appointed Deputy Mayor for London in May 2016 by Mayor Sadiq Khan and I have been re-elected to the London Assembly Member for Enfield & Haringey for the forth time, increasing my majority from 1,400 in 2004 to 51,000 in 2016.
As the local Assembly Member, I represent my constituents on local issues and hold the Mayor to account along with my fellow Assembly Members, working hard to ensure local voices are heard in City Hall. I currently sit on the Economy and Transport committees at the London Assembly.
Members on the Assembly continue to have an important job in scrutinising the Mayor and his policies, as well as developing an alternative vision for our City. I regularly speak to many residents on the doorstep and continue to hear repeated concerns about the cost of living crisis, and this is why we need policies that will really help people during these difficult times – we need fares cut, energy bills reduced, rents brought down, and affordable childcare provision.
We need an effective police force to tackle rising robberies in Enfield and Haringey, but a police force that works with our communities. We need safety improvements on our roads for pedestrians and cyclists. We need cleaner air to combat premature deaths due to pollution. I will continue to work tirelessly on these issues over the next four years.
Before being elected to the London Assembly I served as a Councillor in Enfield between 1998-2006. I have previously Chaired the Enfield Early Years development and Childcare Partnership and been the Director of Millfield Community Theatre in Edmonton.
I am a barrister by profession and have specialised in employment law. I also worked as an adjudicator for the Housing Ombudsman dealing with disputes between landlords and tenants.