Standing for Castle Baynard Ward
Time for new ideas
I am seeking election in Castle Baynard Ward because I believe I can bring a fresh, dynamic approach to the local council, at a time when the City of London faces an uncertain future.
I work as a criminal barrister and have lived in the City for the last 4 years.
I believe the City has both the resources and the platform to lead by example on important issues that affect its residents and workers such as Brexit, pollution, homelessness and mental ill health.
At the last council election turnout in this ward was only 20% (the lowest across the City of London).
Whatever your views, I believe it is important that you have a say on who is elected to speak on your behalf and that the Common Council properly represents the diversity of voices within the City of London.
Vote on 9 October at Shoe Lane Library
or sign up for a proxy vote by 1 October.
You may not have voted before in the Common Council elections but I genuinely believe you should care about the decisions that are made in the City. Here are some of the reasons why I care about it and why I think I can make a difference:
Fighting for the future of the City
I want the Corporation to put pressure on the government to help secure London’s great service industry after Brexit and to do the right thing by protecting the rights of EU citizens who have contributed so much to the success of the City.
Improving mental health
I will work hard to raise awareness of mental health issues. As a junior criminal barrister, I am acutely aware of the negative impact that working long hours and operating in a high-pressure environment can have on mental health and wellbeing.
I want to tackle the stigma associated with mental ill health and to extend access to mental health resources for everyone in the City.
As a resident, I am concerned about the impact of air pollution on my health and the health of those who live and work here. I am committed to pressing the Corporation to implement measures to improve air quality, and to work with the Mayor of London to get the worst polluting vehicles off our roads.
Working to end rough sleeping
Like many of you, I am deeply concerned about the number of men and women, young and old, who are sleeping on the streets, particularly as winter approaches. I am committed to ensuring that the Corporation works to tackle the root causes of homelessness to help people get off, and stay off, the streets.
Get in touch
Your opinion is really important to me. Get in touch and let me know your views.