Gareth is a teacher and a community volunteer. He works with Charity Begins at Home Stratford helping the homeless. He is passionate about local heritage, volunteers with Discovering Stratford Village and has founded a History Club in Newham. An environmental activist, he is involved with the Free Plastic Communities campaign with Surfers Against Sewage to reduce plastic pollution in green areas and riverside paths. Gareth will ensure that money is put back into public services to help the most disadvantaged and to set up a Violence Reduction Unit to tackle crime.