I have decided to add my name to the list of Labour Party contenders for the selection process in the Gorton by-election. The legacy of Sir Gerald Kaufman, a man of integrity and commitment, needs to continue in the capable hands of his Labour comrades.
Over the last several years, I have been an active member of the Labour Party and since 2014 an elected councillor in Moston. For the last 2 years, I have held an assistant executive position presently within Adult Health and wellbeing. It has been a privilege to serve as a Labour councillor representing the existing and developing communities of Manchester.
I have lived in Whalley Range(Gorton CLP) for over 40 years and recognised as being a credible voice for the community. I am a qualified social worker and have worked within the social and welfare sector for over 20 years. I have vast knowledge and experience of working with some of the most vulnerable individuals in our communities, providing emotional, practical support and advocacy.
I am a co- founder and chairperson of a multi award winning, local non for profit organisation. Working with disadvantaged young people and their families across Manchester, to help improve their quality of life and develop resilience. This has been done through the power of sports, educational workshops, training, social activities and mentoring.