The Labour Party is selecting its candidates for next year’s London Assembly elections. I’m asking for your support to re-stand as a candidate at the top of Labour’s Londonwide list.
When you hold elected office, what matters is how you use that platform to make positive change for the people you represent, especially those who lack a voice.
I’m proud of my record delivering for Londoners at City Hall over the last seven years, and holding two mayors to account.
The home is at the centre of people’s lives. As Labour’s housing spokesperson I’ve been fighting for mass council house building, renters rights, and for better quality homes.
I’ve been one of the people leading the charge at City Hall for ballots on estate regeneration schemes where demolition is taking place. I put forward a motion passed unanimously by the Assembly calling for Sadiq Khan to include ballots in his final good practice guide to estate regeneration, which he then did following huge pressure from communities.
My research has revealed the shocking extent of former council homes sold through the Right to Buy now rented out by private landlords, and I’ve been campaigning for an end to the Right to Buy scheme.
I’ve led work on land value tax, which would raise billions from wealthy landowners, which has led to the London Finance Commission recommending the trial of LVT in London.
I’ve been leading our London Assembly investigation into Boris Johnson’s failed garden bridge project, ensuring crucial information has been brought into the public domain in order to shine a light on a scandal that has cost taxpayers £43 million.
I even managed to achieve policy change while Johnson was mayor, when my Centre Stage report into the challenges facing small theatres led to the creation of the London Small Theatres Grants Fund.
Recognising the strong pro-EU, pro-Remain views of Londoners, I’ve been a consistent and active supporter of a People’s Vote.
And as the only LGBT member of the Labour Group at City Hall I’ve raised numerous issues affecting our community, as hate crime tragically rises across the city.
I’ve been open, accountable and accessible; working with communities and organisations across London, and campaigning for a Labour government in every borough.
I’m asking Labour members in London to support me to continue my work on behalf of Londoners at City Hall.
Please nominate me at your local CLP meeting if you are a GC delegate, or if your CLP has all member meetings. Nominations open on the 15th July and close on the 8th September. You can download my selection leaflet here.
You can sign up to support my campaign here: