I owe this country a huge debt. My dad was a political activist in Turkey but had to flee when his life was put in danger. This country not only took him in, but several years later allowed us to join him so that we could re-unite as a family. I can never forget that this country saved my dad’s life and gave us a home; it housed us, educated us and cared for us when we were sick.
But the foundations of the open and compassionate country that took me in are under assault on all sides. But I’ve always lived by the rule that if there is something you care about, you do something about it. I believe the same tireless approach should be shown by those lucky enough to be selected to represent their constituents in parliament.
If elected as your MP, I intend to bring the same uncompromising attitude to fighting for Vauxhall and our country - but most of all fighting for what’s right.