I was born and raised in Beckenham and currently live in the Kelsey and Eden Park ward. I have worked for several trade unions in the campaigns, communications and research departments as well as for several Labour Party MP's. I have also been a trade union rep when I worked in the construction industry.
In addition, I've been a long term Labour Party activist, with various roles at many general, european and local government elections.
I have two children who attend local state schools and in my spare time I play tennis, surf and watch Crystal Palace FC.