Emma Best: Your GLA Candidate for the North East
I was born in Whipps Cross and have lived in the North East of London all my life.
It’s the place that raised me through the good and the bad. I’ve experienced the struggles of London first-hand; sofa surfing, knife crime and the rising cost of living that threatens to push us all further from the city we love.
So I never wanted to get into politics because of something I read in a paper, textbook or some idea of grandeur. I’ve seen the grittier side of this city and want to be a part of making positive changes for the better.
I’ve been a councillor for 6 years now, fighting for the most vulnerable in society while also working in children and family services. I live in Chingford, raising two boys. I never want my children to have to see the things I’ve seen.
I feel hopeful they won’t, seeing there’s a candidate for Mayor of London like Shaun Bailey, who gets it. He has lived the struggle too, been a youth worker and understands what London needs. It’s a place that makes stories like mine possible; a city of hope, redemption and opportunity.
That’s why I’m standing to be your GLA member. I’m tired of seeing the greatness of this city restricted in the North East of London. It’s time for change.
Join me in making that change possible. Vote Emma Best for North East AM and Shaun Bailey for Mayor of London this May 2021.