“I am honoured to be standing as the Labour candidate for the Gosforth Ward. I have lived in and around Gosforth for over seven years and I attended schools in Kenton. I am currently studying pharmacy at the University of Sunderland.
My experiences as a young black woman, led me to campaign against racism and Islamophobia. In 2016, I became an ambassador for the anti-racism organisation Show Racism the Red Card, which involved working closely with young children within schools and in community settings to help them understand all forms of inequality. I will use these skills to benefit those I seek to serve in Gosforth Ward. I am keen to improve the physical and natural environment in all parts of Gosforth.
I believe we can build on one of the very few positive impacts of covid-19, namely improved air quality. I would like to help address the impact of COVID-19 on parents, children and university students. I know that residents have faced many difficulties with homeschooling, access to meals for children and high rents. I also know that our older residents have faced isolation. If elected, I pledge to listen and take action on issues raised by residents.”