I was elected to the National Constitutional Committee (NCC) in 2018 representing constituency Labour parties across the country. Since then, I have sat on many NCC panels either as chair or a co-panellist hearing complex disciplinary matters. This September at the annual conference, I am up for re-election to the NCC. Below is my statement for seeking re-election:
My personal journey has shaped my passion for public service. From an immigrant background, I grew up in inner city council accommodation with deprivation around me. Most young people in my school left without any GCSEs.
After graduating with a Law degree, I worked in Haringey, London as a community organiser in the early years of my career, delivering projects to improve community cohesion and reduce crime. I went onto qualify as a solicitor working at two leading international law firms, but have always remained active in my community. I was a school governor, trustee of Haringey Race and Equality Council and involved in inter-faith work. I was elected to be a Councillor in Haringey in 2018. That same year, I was elected to the NCC as a CLP representative.
I am running again for a place on the NCC because I would like to continue to be a powerful voice representing ordinary members, who are the backbone of our movement. I have always been close to party members who had elected me to serve them in various positions within the Party. I am currently vice chair (Campaigns) of Tottenham CLP. My skills as a dispute resolution lawyer have helped me in my role on the NCC. I have been an effective chair of panels and worked well with other NCC members as co-panellists.
A vote for me is a vote for experience, competence and integrity. As a Party, we need to have impeccable discipline as we prepare to be in government with Boris Johnson’s government imploding. By serving on the NCC, the Party’s highest disciplinary body, I will contribute to making our Party well-disciplined and ready to serve the people of Britain.