4 July 2018 was my last meeting as Secretary of Tottenham Green Branch Labour Party (BLP). I stepped down, because I would now be attending branch meetings over in Noel Park where I am Councillor. It has been an absolute pleasure serving Tottenham Green BLP as its Secretary during 2017/18. I also served as chair of the BLP the year before.
I have made many great friends in Tottenham Green. We took part in important campaigns from opposing the Haringey Development Vehicle to advocating on behalf of the Latin American community in Wards Corner. As can be seen from the pictures, we also declared Tottenham Green a Trump-free zone in advance of his arrival in the UK.
I have been a grassroots Labour activist serving as a branch officer since I joined the Party in 2010. I was twice elected as chair of Noel Park BLP between 2010 and 2012 where I cut my teeth in grassroots Labour politics. Being elected by your peers is always a huge honour.
I have now been elected by members of the public to serve as their local representative in Noel Park. This is an even bigger privilege. This takes precedence over internal Party positions. This is why I also decided not to re-run for the position of Tottenham Constituency Labour Party’s Black and Asian Minority Ethnic (BAME) Officer. I served in this role in 2017/18 and ensured that voices of BAME members were central to Haringey Labour Party.