Why I'm Standing

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.

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.