I believe that when we talk about community, that means the whole of the community, not just one group.

And that is why I have worked for many years towards greater integration of ethnic minorities in Portsmouth.

I have worked for the city council and for voluntary organisations in various community development roles, and I am currently vice chair of the Portsmouth Race Equality Network Organisation representing minority ethnic communities.

I speak speak four different languages and am often called on by many different community groups and trade unions to advise in difficult situations.

Here I talk a little more about why I want to be an MP and why I think it is important that we all work together to help each other throughout the whole of the community.