I love London. It's the greatest city in the world but I believe it could be even greater.

I have run a business in this city for nearly twenty years, I go to football and I'm passionate about the media and popular culture.

Since my parents came to north London from Cyprus in the 1960s, a lot has changed but still not enough for women - whether it’s in offices, in homes and communities, on our streets, in sports stadia or on our screens.

I want to make things better. For everyone. That means doing what I've always done: fighting for what's right, for equality. Challenging the day-to-day things as well as tackling structural constraints.

I'd love to see more people who aren't steeped in politics making a difference. People who can get things done. I've been getting things done at work, at home and in the LGBT community for years. That's why I've decided to stand.

London needs an articulate, campaigning businesswoman to hold the London Assembly to account on gender equality issues. In this time of uncertainty, London needs cohesion not conflict. WE can achieve this.