Ayesha is a founding member of the Focus E15 housing campaign, which fights with residents of Newham for the right to be housed decently.

With the Focus E15 campaign she has organised weekly stalls and public events. She has raised funds to develop an office base and worked to expand the campaign’s public profile, including through the use of social media. Ayesha also maintains the campaign website and blog.

Ayesha works for a charity supporting families to overcome challenges. In this role she meets regularly with families to discuss issues that prevent regular school attendance. She also sits on a school’s safeguarding team.

Ayesha completed an MA in Ethnicity, Globalisation and Culture at Birbeck, University of London, in 2010.

Ayesha has lived in East London for 30 years.