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Meet Shama

When my parents came to this country, they had everything thrown at them. They believed that in society we all look after each other and that if someone fell we should be there to help them stand again.

I remember being told at school that I could not pursue the career I wanted because of who I am and where I was from. That gave me the determination to have my voice heard and that of other young people.

Labour transformed my life. Better school buildings, getting into university and working as a teacher where every child did matter. Sure Start helped me when I needed it most, my daughter getting on the savings ladder with the Child Trust Fund and my late husband receiving outstanding cancer care.

My story will be not that different from the thousands of families in Watford. People who just want the opportunity and chance to do better, to get on.

As a Labour councillor for 8 years, I have helped shape and deliver a Labour Manifesto. With very little, we have been able to create great things. Making a difference to people.

From new council homes, to building new medical centres, special schools and adult education centres. Supporting local businesses, high streets and creating employment opportunities. But more importantly, people have a voice and involvement in the decisions that impact their lives. That is what Labour can do in power.

Our communities need a Labour government. Watford needs a Labour MP. Someone who will fight for its NHS and hospital, for better public transport, for affordable housing and protections for leaseholders.

I work hard for residents. I campaign all year round speaking to voters, addressing their concerns and being their voice. I will be a Labour MP that will work with all our members, our councillors and all communities.

 

 

 

My experience

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Teacher Of History
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Local Authority School Governor
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London Regional Board Vice Chair
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Labour Party Membership
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Constituency Labour Party Chair
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Councillor for Fryent Ward in London Borough of Brent
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Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Property and Planning
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LGA Labour Peer Member

Graduated from the University of Kent, BA History (Hons)


2004

Qualified as Secondary History Teacher


2005

Started teaching in Smethwick, Sandwell in the West Midlands


2005

Joined The Labour Party


2011

Started teaching in Neasden, Brent, London


2011

Elected Brent North CLP Chair


2013

Elected Councillor for Fryent, Brent


2014

Appointed Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Growth, Employment and Skills at Brent Council


 

2016

Became Local Authority Governor at local primary school


2017

Re-elected as a councillor for Fryent Ward


2018

Appointed Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Property & Planning at Brent Council


2018

Became LGA Labour Peer Mentor


2018

Elected as Vice-Chair of London Labour Regional Executive Board


2021

Co-Chair of Labour to Win


2021

Elected to Kingsbury Ward, Brent


2022

Appointed Cabinet Member of Regeneration and Planning at Brent Council.


2022

My Story

My Story

My promises as your Labour Candidate

Work with members

Members are the beating heart of any campaign and I will work with members across the constituency, setting up local action teams and look to recruit more members.

Time

This is a crucial seat and campaigning is key. I will campaign weekly, all year round meeting voters and be grounded in the community.

Fundraising

I will also hold regular and a variety of fundraising events to help support our General and Local Election campaigns.

My priorities as an MP

Accessible and accountable

As our MP I will ensure responsiveness to residents and members. Regular surgeries and regular reports back to you as members.

Fight for better public services

particularly for better bus routes and NHS services

Fight for more council & affordable housing

for better rights and protections for leaseholders, private renters and people who dealing with fire safety and cladding issues.

Fight for schools and the funding they need

Do all I can to help people through the Cost of Living Crisis

Find me on social media

Powerful and humbling testimonies @Brent_Council #HMD2023 Listening to Peter Summerfield BEM and others about the role of Ordinary People. We must never forget and always stand up against hatred and prejudice.

So now Tories are blaming children.

Disgusting.

Tulip Sadiq asks the prime minister about the welfare of 200 unaccompanied migrant children who’ve gone missing.

Tory MP Jonathan Gullis heckles ‘well they shouldn’t have come here illegally’.

Just when you think you’ve heard it all, the Tory Party find a new low

#PMQs

This shows why @DannyBeales is the best placed candidate to win in Uxbridge.

He understands more than most and certainly the current MP in Uxbridge how hard life can be. He's fought and worked to improve the life of others.

Can't wait to help turn it 🌹

From a homeless hostel to the House of Commons, @DannyBeales is fighting to unseat the former prime minister

🗳️ But can he win? He talks to @PatrickStrud about how growing up gay in poverty made him determined to change people’s lives

Rest in eternal peace.

A remarkable life dedicated to public service.

Thank you, your Majesty.

Long Live the King.