Having lived in Hampstead and Kilburn since I was a child, I was so proud to have been elected as the Member of Parliament for my home seat on 7th May 2015.
My parents were married in Kilburn some forty years ago and I have spent my weekends campaigning here since I was 16. I now live in a flat in West Hampstead, with my husband Chris and daughter Azalea.
My politics are based on my experience of life in our area. I was previously a local councillor and Cabinet Member on Camden Council, with responsibility for our much loved community centres and libraries. In the face of huge government cuts, I worked with the community to save our libraries for future generations.
Before this, I worked at Amnesty International and Save the Children, where I worked on issues related to human trafficking and modern-day slavery. Throughout my career, I have been a proud union member, carrying my firm belief in standing up for workers’ rights into every role I have held.
This background lies at the heart of my determination to defend our local interests in Parliament. I am a campaigning Member of Parliament, and I am keen to support residents however possible.
Thank you for visiting my website. On these pages you will find details of my work in the House of Commons and in Hampstead and Kilburn.