I have lived in Leyton for most of her life, with the past 20 years spent in Grove Green ward. I am a PR consultant with 25 years' experience. I set up a boutique culture and communications agency in 2006, which serves a diverse range of local and international clients from an office in the old Leyton Town Hall. I also runs a publication for British Turks.
I first joined the Liberal Democrats after the Brexit referendum in 2016, as I was really concerned about the impact of the xenophobic nature of the Leave campaign on London and beyond. I felt the Lib Dems’ pro-European outlook and centre ground in politics was a more inclusive and tolerant place to be.
I have been an active member of the local party for the past few years and I have been an Ordinary Member of the Executive Committee since January 2021.