My whole life changed in 1999 when, completing my professional training after studying law at Oxford University, I became a young, single, working mother. No political party had policies to care for families like mine. I felt excluded and alienated from society and politics.
By 2015, I was a lone parent of three children, supporting them as a human rights barrister, and active in voluntary work for equality in the legal profession, and my nursery and school communities.
London has been my home for 20 years. Since I joined the Women’s Equality Party in 2015, I’ve stood for the Greater London Assembly in 2016, Parliament in 2017, Hackney Mayor and two local council seats in 2018. I was supported by childcare expenses and wonderful campaign teams. Our members also elected me to Policy Committee in 2016 as a National Spokesperson.
These opportunities sparked a burning drive to become the Women’s Equality Party’s first Greater London Assembly Member and make our policy dreams into everyday reality.