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 law 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 4-year term as a Leicester City Councillor for Beaumont Leys. I also served as a Board Member of the Leicestershire Police Authority. I stood for Parliament in the May 2015 UK General Election (Harborough, Leicestershire) and I stood for Council in the May 2018 English local elections (Harborne, Birmingham). 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.
I am currently seeking the Labour nomination to be our Party’s candidate for Leicestershire Police and Crime Commissioner at the May 2020 election. Please click here and here to read my letters sent to all Party members. Online and postal voting has begun and the ballot closes at 12pm on 12 September 2019.
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