Today was the Regents Park Labour ward AGM, where branch officers are elected. Our esteemed chair Nick Smith has recently been selected as Parliamentary Candidate for Blaenau Gwent, and was no longer available to continue in the post. I had spoken to Nick last week, and he suggested I put myself forward – but I wasn’t sure how well I’d be received as I’ve only been involved for under a year.

As it turned out the branch secretary Maggie nominated me without my saying anything, and the only other person nominated stood down in my favour.

I am very honoured to have been elected as Regents Park Labour Ward Chair, I will do my best to stimulate the branch in debate and campaigning, and to uphold the interests of the local area that I so love.