"From my campaign to free Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, to my work to improve access to childcare and flexible working – I am proud to have been a truly local representative."
I am proud to be the Labour MP for Hampstead and Kilburn, having been elected in 2015 and re-elected in 2017 and 2019.
My parents were married in Kilburn some forty years ago, I went to school here, and I have spent my weekends campaigning here since I was 16.
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.
Since my first election in 2015, I have run campaigns that prioritise the interests of local people. From my campaign to free Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, to my work to improve access to childcare and flexible working – I am proud to have been a truly local representative.
I also serve as Shadow Economic Secretary to the Treasury (City Minister) since 2021, leading on the development of Labour’s policies for the City and on the financial services regulatory environment. I have a keen interest in the role of financial services in reducing regional inequalities and supporting the transition to a green economy.
I have previously served as Shadow Children and Early Years Minister and in Parliament I have been a passionate campaigner for early years education, mental health support and flexible working. I am also a board member of the arts and theatre charity Good Chance and a patron of Leaders Plus, an organisation which supports parents in their careers.
This background lies at the heart of my determination to defend our local interests in Parliament.
If you’re a constituent in Hampstead and Kilburn and you need help with casework or wish to raise concerns with me, please do not hesitate to get in touch with my office by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.