I grew up in Wanstead, having lived here since 1984.
I attended both Wanstead Church School and Wanstead High School. A local campaigner for two decades, I have been chair of the Wanstead Society since 2010, and helped raised funds to refurbish the playground on Christ Church Green in 2016. I became a school governor at Wanstead Church School in 2020. The Liberal Democrats have pledged to deliver better streets by removing graffiti faster, enforcing planning rules and improving recycling rates.