Black community pioneers

This month we celebrate Taiwo Owetemi! She is of course our local MP who courageously and passionately fought in parliament for our children to have access to free school meals.

This month we celebrate Taiwo Owetemi! She is of course our local MP who courageously and passionately fought in parliament for our children to have access to free school meals. Please see her impassioned speech below:

Taiwo Owatemi MP – FREE SCHOOL MEALS SPEECH OCTOBER 2020 – YouTube

Taiwo Owatemi MP | Facebook 

Tawio, a qualified pharmacist, was selected as Labour’s candidate for Coventry North West at the 2019 general election and so far has made a real impact, showing no signs of slowing down. After serving as Parliamentary Private Secretary (PPS) to Shadow Home Secretary Nick Thomas-Symonds from April 2020 until September 2021.

Taiwo has now been appointed Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities. A role she takes very seriously and is sure to make history for her constituents.

If you are aware of Western African traditions and culture, you will know that her name symbolises that she is a twin!