I am a solicitor by profession and a former Labour Councillor and parliamentary candidate. I currently work for the Independent Office for Police Conduct. Any views expressed on this website are mine alone.
In terms of my background I have a degree in politics and history, a graduate diploma in law and a postgraduate diploma in legal practice. I have worked in sales, banking and customer relations for a number of FTSE 100 companies. I have also worked as a TV news presenter.
I trained with a Legal 500 firm and qualified as a solicitor in 2010. I worked at several law firms and practiced in a number of areas including business defence, crime, regulatory law and professional discipline. I have taken actions against the police and also defended officers on behalf of the Police Federation. Alongside my legal career I volunteered as a school governor, committee member, company director and charity trustee.
Between 2011 and 2015 I served a full four year term as a Leicester City Councillor (Beaumont Leys). I also served as a Board Member of the Leicestershire Police Authority. I stood for Parliament in the May 2015 General Election (Harborough) and I stood for Birmingham City Council in the May 2018 English local elections (Harborne). Click here to read about why I got involved in politics.
I now work as a Lead Investigator for the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC). I am also the National Branch Secretary of the PCS Union at the IOPC. I lead a team of trade union officials, working to protect the jobs and interests of hundreds of union members across England and Wales. My work at the IOPC is entirely non-political.
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