I have lived in Alexandra ward for a number of years. I work as a university research ethics officer. Having gained much experience as a local campaigner, I currently serve as a trustee of a local charity. I am interested in decarbonisation and am glad to be standing for a council that is taking a lead on environmental issues. Haringey Council has committed to the 40:20 target: to reduce emissions by 40% by 2020. Haringey is also set to become the first electric biking borough in an extension to the Barclays Cycle Hire Scheme. The bike-hire trial and the new routes will be funded by Transport for London using part of the Mayor's £913m cycling budget, but commercial sponsorship will also be sought. The scheme should be in place by next year.