I’m proud of my Norfolk roots. I grew up here and went to comprehensive school in West Norfolk- Norwich was the city where my friends and I always wanted to be. I have spent so much of my life here and am so glad to now be living in Norwich North. This is a place I love and I feel passionate about fighting for the fairer future we desperately need.
It is such an honour to have been chosen as your Labour general election candidate. It is a responsibility I take very seriously. I love our community and I’m ready for the challenge because I know the difference a Labour government makes.
I’m not a career politician, I’ve spent most of my working-life in the not-for-profit sector with organizations such as Save the Children and working alongside the United Nations. Now I lead global campaigns against poverty, inequality and climate change for a not-for profit organisation. Wherever, I’ve lived I’ve been active in my community – I’ve been a school governor, a Hospital Trust governor and during Covid I volunteered at a food bank delivering parcels. My parents instilled in me the value that you never stand by when you see injustice -you fight to change it.
I’ve served as a Labour councillor, when I successfully fought the closure of a GP surgery, stood up for public services and secured local investment. I will bring the same energy and can-do-attitude to fight for Norwich North.
There is a lot of cynicism about politics, people thinking politicians are ‘all the same’, my challenge is to show you that we’re not all the same. I want to be in parliament to represent you because I’m fed up with a Tory government that doesn’t prioritise schools, hospitals, transport; a government that, in this cost of living crisis is putting bankers bonuses above hardworking people.
It’s time for a fresh start for the country and a fairer, greener future for Norwich North. Together we can do so much better.
I will be a strong, independent voice for Norwich North. I’ll stand up for better public services and investment in green transport, jobs and decent housing. I’ll demand a fair deal for workers and fight for action to tackle the biggest challenges we face: cost of living, climate change and a broken health and social care system. I care passionately about securing investment, opportunity and hope for people in Norwich North. That means:
Norwich North needs an MP that will speak up for the community in the face of the cost of living crisis. Labour would act to support people right now and put in place long term solutions to cut energy bills for good. We’ll make oil and energy giants pay their fair share, instead of putting the burden on working people.
I would work with business and industry to secure investment and well-paid, secure jobs for people here. We need action to tackle the housing crisis with investment in truly affordable homes and action to tackle skyrocketing rents.
No child should be left behind – I want every child in Norwich North to have the opportunity to succeed. That means investment in early years, schooling and youth services.
People in Norwich North are struggling to access dentists and GP appointments while hospital waiting lists are at a record high. We need to fix social care so that those in need don’t go without. I’ll campaign for more investment in local health facilities especially where new developments are going up and Labour would deliver real action to tackle the social care crisis.
Everyone deserves to live in a great place. Labour would bring back neighbourhood policing, helping to crack down on anti-social behaviour and crime. I’ve campaigned for years to tackle climate change and will prioritise action to protect our local environment and secure investment in green, affordable transport.