I’m a human rights lawyer, a lone parent of three and an activist for equality. I studied at Oxford University before moving to London, where I was called to the Bar in 1999, seven months pregnant. Today, I’m ranked as a leading barrister in Employment, Equality and Education, and a key campaigner for diversity in the legal profession.
I campaigned for Remain and, as your MP, I will fight for the rights of EU citizens in the UK and work tirelessly to make sure there’s a fair deal for all. My immigrant parents were both NHS doctors, and I believe it’s time to value the contributions migrants make to our community.
I work full-time and raise three children as their lone parent, so I know first hand the barriers for parents and caregivers, which too often hold them back from realising their potential. That’s why I’m committed to a caring economy and universal, affordable childcare.
As your local MP I would work hard to listen and represent our constituency. I will use my seat in Parliament to hold the government to account on the entire Brexit process and press for progressive policies.
On 8th June, Vauxhall will have the chance to vote for a voice for equality at Westminster. We need your help to send a clear message that equality is better for everyone.
Can you join one of our canvassing or leafleting teams over the final week of the campaign? Can you help Get Out the Vote on Election Day? If you have been holding back, now is the time to step up and help get Harini elected.
Please tick the dates below to let us know which ones you would like to join.
WE have an eight point plan for a flourishing economy and an equal society that works better for everyone.
1. A caring economy
WE offer a fresh approach that will build a sustainable caring economy that works for everyone.
2. Shared parental leave
WE will implement a fully equal system of nine months shared parental leave on 90% of pay, with a 3-month use-it-or-lose-it provision for each parent.
3. Free universal childcare
WE will implement full-time, high quality, free childcare for all children from the end of shared parental leave.
4. An end to violence against women
WE will repair the broken funding model for specialist services, including services that are for and led by BAME women. WE will put prevention, protection and provision at the heart of all our policies and WE will not rest until all women and girls are free from violence and harassment.
5. Unleashing women’s talent
By reforming our education system and tackling the reductive and often hypersexualised depiction of women in the media, WE will unleash the talent of all.
6. Equality in health and social care
WE will make sure our healthcare system works for women and men alike, putting the furthest from equality first, and ensure that social care is recognised not as an adjunct to economic activity but as its underpinning.
WE will build an immigration system with gender equality and social justice at its heart. WE will design trade deals that work for everybody. WE will make sure Brexit does not turn back the clock on gender equality through secondary legislation.
8. Invest in what matters
WE will invest in what matters and make sure our social infrastructure works as well as our physical infrastructure. WE will invest in homes, not houses, and restore our education, health care and social care systems. All our policies are costed and will not increase the burden on low and average income households.