I am a solicitor by profession and a former Labour Councillor and parliamentary candidate. I currently work as an investigator and trade union official. Any views expressed on this personal 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 television news presenter.
I trained with a Legal 500 law firm and qualified as a solicitor in 2010. I have worked at several law firms and practiced in a number of areas including business defence, crime, regulatory, and professional discipline. I have also sued and defended police officers. Alongside my legal career I supported various organisations in a voluntary capacity as a school governor, committee member, company director and 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. In May 2015 I stood for parliament in the UK general election for the Harborough constituency. In August 2017 I was selected as a Labour candidate for Harborne in the May 2018 Birmingham City Council elections.
Click here to read more about my background and why I got involved in politics.
I currently work as a Lead Investigator for the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC). I am also the national head of the PCS Union at the IPCC. I lead a team of trade union officials, working to protect the jobs and interests of hundreds of IPCC staff across England and Wales. My work at the IPCC is entirely non-political.
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