Hi – let me introduce myself
I’m Rowenna Davis and I’m hoping you’ll support me to be Croydon & Sutton’s candidate for the Greater London Assembly election next year.
I’ve been a teacher at a school on London Road for 2 years now, and last year my husband and I moved to Bramley Hill to be nearer my work.
Working with the kids at school is amazing!
They have a way of cutting through all the words and getting right to the questions they’re really concerned about. Helping them develop their ideas and understanding of the world and to find the most effective ways to get their points across is something I do with passion.
But it also makes me want even more to help make that world one where they can walk from school without worrying about the air they’re breathing, where they know they’re going back to a secure and comfortable home and where they can grow up without fear from knife crime. 78 people have been killed in London this year alone.
I’ve met lots of great campaigners here – at meetings, and out working with comrades all round the area. The GLA elections are a fantastic opportunity to build an even stronger team, and to bring back members who haven’t felt involved for years, as well as those who are out on the doorstep every week.
Of course it’s important to get the right candidate. But the people who make the biggest difference in election campaigns are you, the Party members.
I’d like to hear from as many of you as possible over the coming weeks – by email, on the phone or meeting up for a cup of tea whether you’re in Lloyd Park or Carshalton Ponds or Boxpark.
I’m happy to answer any questions you have, but I want to hear your story. What is it that motivates you to go out and delivering leaflets or knock on doors on a drizzly Sunday morning? Alternatively, what is that keeps you away from doing that? What do you want London Labour to achieve through the GLA? What would improve life for you and the people you care about?
Meeting Party members over the years, I’ve been amazed at the incredible wealth of knowledge, experience and drive they have. Let’s be sure to make use of it!
Get in touch!
Call / text on 07957 981497
Past campaigns and journalism
I’ve got a track record of successful campaigning that has brought about real and tangible change, while as a journalist I’ve fought for many years to help give a voice to people who the establishment have too often tried to ignore. Some examples of these campaigns and articles can be seen below:
Fighting for the rights of workers in Curzon cinemas: https://www.newstatesman.com/uk-politics/2013/09/popcorn-revolutionaries-struggle-workers-rights-curzon-cinemas
Highlighting the plight of asylum seekers struggling with benefits cuts: https://www.theguardian.com/society/2009/oct/14/asylum-seekers-struggle-benefits-cut
A call to action to stop the UK’s high streets being flooded with bookmakers: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2103218/When-bookies-common-post-offices-Britain-major-problem-High-Street-campaigner-Rowenna-Davis.html