The country needs a change, years of austerity have left whole communities desperate and lost.
I’ve been out on the streets, speaking to voters and they feel isolated and unrepresented by the Tory government.
The reception to me, as a trans woman, has been positive with many declaring that it’s time for greater diversity in parliament.
The time is right, the time is now and we must all work together to achieve a more caring, more diverse society where everyone can live free from fear and where no one suffers from prejudice regardless of their gender, sexuality, gender identity, race, religion, disability or wealth.
And that is why I am proud to be the Labour Party candidate for East Worthing & Shoreham.
As an ex-newspaper editor and broadcaster, as well as my experience as an inspirational speaker I know that I have the skills and belief to serve the Party and constituency well.
At AFC Bournemouth, the Premier League club for whom I am the photographer, we have a motto: Together anything is possible.
It was true for us and it can be true for the Labour Party.
We need to work together to ensure that our children can grow up in a country where their health and education are priorities.
Where there are jobs for their future and where difference is celebrated.
And the Labour Party has pledged to build a million homes so that our children can in turn begin their own families in safety.
Education for all, health care for all and homes for all.
The time for change is now, a united Labour Party working for a United Kingdom. Be the change that you want to see in the world.