Paul lived in council housing for nearly forty years before buying a house through shared ownership. He was active in a Tenant Management Co-op for over ten years, serving as Rent Treasurer.
Paul remains convinced that publicly-owned, high quality rented homes are vital for society as a whole.
Paul has been a Labour Party member continuously since 1982, serving as a Branch Secretary, CLP Secretary, Treasurer and Vice-Chair Membership. Paul is currently Membership Secretary of the Socialist Educational Association, and is a member of Poplar and Limehouse CLP.
Paul has a long-standing interest in policy making and would like to see Labour’s Affiliated Societies play a bigger part in those areas in which they have expertise.