For the last few years, I’ve been chair of St James Street Big Local, a community group investing £1 million of National Lottery funding in the St James area of Walthamstow.

It’s been a privilege to help strengthen our fantastic community, and support those in need during the pandemic.

Now I’m proud to be standing as a Labour candidate in the newly created St James ward at the May 2022 local elections.

As a campaigner, I’ve been vocal about the need for a Community Wealth Fund – giving local people the power to decide how to improve their community, and the money to turn their ideas into reality.

Of course, I’m also working to get the Labour government we desperately need, with Keir Starmer as our prime minister.

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