I am a solicitor and investigator by profession, currently working as a consultant. I have previously held political office, and now serve as Deputy Chair for the City of Leicester Conservative Federation.
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In terms of my education I have a degree in politics and contemporary history, as well as a graduate diploma in law, and a postgraduate diploma in legal practice.
I qualified as a solicitor in 2010 and practised in a number of areas, including business defence, regulatory law, criminal and civil litigation, and professional conduct. I have taken actions against the police and also defended individual police officers. I was a founding member of the Midlands Asian Lawyers Association, and in 2013 I was elected by my peers to serve as President of the Leicestershire Junior Lawyers Division.
Between 2015 and 2021 I worked at the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC). I investigated serious allegations and major incidents involving the police, such as deaths in custody. During my time with the IOPC my colleagues elected me as head of the staff association. For four years I led a national team, and worked to solve employment disputes and protect jobs, across seven offices in England and Wales.
I undertook many years of public service with the Labour Party, most notably as an elected Leicester city councillor (2011–2015), as a member of the Leicestershire Police Authority – where I led efforts to save 200 policing jobs, and as the 2015 parliamentary candidate for Harborough. I left Labour in 2020 over political differences. I joined the Conservative Party in 2021, and now serve as Deputy Chair of Leicester Conservatives.
Throughout my legal, regulatory, and political careers I have worked to uphold the rule of law, and challenge corruption and extremism – as well as solve problems, scrutinise power, and save jobs. I am proud of Britain’s values and traditions, and I believe in the ideals and institutions of our democracy. I engage in public service to give back to the country that gave my family everything.
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