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After studying at Barking College, Josie when on to university where she graduated with a degree in History. She then joined the Prison Service where she became a Senior Prison Officer of a Mental Health and Drug wing.

 

Josie was appointed to the Board of the largest Probation Trust in England to lead crime reduction at a strategic level across London. Her working career has been dedicated to keeping our communities safe and reducing crime.

 

 “I am proud to be an elected councillor in Barking and Dagenham where I grew up.” Josie says.

 

Josie made a stand against the Tories’ as a Greater London Authority (GLA) Candidate and achieved a 10% swing to Labour in the London Mayoral elections.

Josie joined the Labour Party over 25 years ago to fight for the minimum wage.

She is prouder still to have defeated the BNP in 2010 and increased the Labour majority in her ward three times.