I grew up in London as part of a working class family who taught me the importance of hard work, strong public services and giving back to the local community. From the age of 15, I started working as a waiter, going on to work as an assistant manager at a restaurant, a community outreach worker, and later a publisher. At the age of 23, I set up my own business. I now own three restaurants very near Waterloo station in South London, employing dozens of local people. I have been a community organiser and campaigner for the Labour Party since I was 19 years old.
I am the Labour Party candidate for the London and Westminster Cities constituency in the upcoming June 2017 election. I want to make a difference to people living in our great city and make it a strong community for everyone. With Brexit looming, and our economy and health services on shaky ground, it is high time for a change.
I can be an MP for this constituency who listens to the concerns of residents, whether it be issues relating to housing or making sure we get the best Brexit deal possible, I will be an MP who represents the people of the constituency.
I have achieved what I have through dedication and hard work. I want to bring that same tireless approach to being MP. I’ve always believed that if there is something you care about, you do something about it.
I joined the Labour Party because of the kindness so many Labour people showed my family when they arrived in Britain from Turkey as political refugees. My first campaign was in the 1997 election, and I’ve been active in every election ever since.
My campaigning experience, especially anti-drug and anti-gang advocacy, has taught me how to find common ground with people and bring them together to get things done.
More recently, I have established SME4Labour, a group dedicated to build Labour's support base amongst the small, medium entreprises and self employed people.
St James' Ward
"Ibrahim Dogus is a passionate man.
Passionate about our NHS, our city,
our country, our future. He deserves
our support and we deserve a
Labour MP like Ibrahim Dogus."