I am a Labour Council candidate for Harborne in the May 2018 Birmingham City Council elections. I am also a solicitor by profession and a former Labour politician. 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 have worked at several law firms and practiced in a number of areas including business defence, crime, regulatory, and professional discipline. I also took actions against the police and worked for the Police Federation to defend officers. 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. In the May 2015 General Election I stood for Parliament in the Harborough constituency, achieving the best local result for Labour since 1979. In late 2017 Labour Party members in Harborne selected me as their candidate for 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 Office for Police Conduct (IOPC). I am also the Head 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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