I am proud to say I am standing for the Liberal Democrat Party as a councillor in the local elections for Tower Hamlets. I grew up on Brick Lane and have lived in Stepney and now Bow for many years apart from some time spent living abroad in the USA and Spain. While living in Spitalfields I volunteered and worked as a teacher of ESOL to local women and in Stepney I successfully campaigned to keep a local adventure playground open and ran a playgroup as well as setting up a small business selling eco friendly children’s products. I write for a local paper, Roman Road London, as a ‘citizen journalist’ and I live and work in the East End.
I am particularly interested in the environment and if elected, I will campaign to improve the borough’s air quality which is currently among the worst in the UK. I would like to see more rewilding of our green spaces, a total ban on the use of glyphosate, more trees planted, more electric charging points for cars, an improvement in our recycling and rubbish collection and more provision for cyclists and pedestrians. The pandemic has taught us how important nature is for mental health as well as physical. I’d like to see as much done as possible to get greener, cheaper energy to residents of the borough and to help them insulate their homes.
I’d like a more equal, greener and cleaner borough for us all to enjoy.