Gonul Daniels

Gonul Daniels

I am a hard working wife and mother of 4 children. I have passed Parliamentary Assessment Board and I am on the Conservative Party’s Approved list of Candidates to fight a constituency seat in 2020, or before. In the 2015 General Election I was the Conservative Party’s candidate in Edmonton, North London.

I am Vice Chair of Ashmole Academy Trust, Chair of Ashmole Academy and Chair of Ashmole Academy Primary School Transitional Committee. Ashmole Academy became a multi-academy trust in 2016 to create a primary school. I have worked hard with Ashmole Academy and the local community to make the primary school concept a reality. I am delighted that Ashmole Primary School is opening its doors to 60 Reception aged children in September 2016 following my campaign. I have volunteered in my community for over 10 years with success.

I am an active member of the Conservative Women’s Organisation (CWO) and support women into public life. I am a committee member of the Greater London CWO and area chairman for the north west region of London.

I created an action group the South West Enfield Action Team (SWEAT) which I chaired to campaign for increased primary school provision. The Local Schools for Local Children campaign brought about change for the local community with intentions to create two new primary schools. These were meant to occur in 2014 and 2015, the reality is that the local authority did not live up to their promises and the only school that has opened is the one I influenced as a governor at Ashmole Academy.

My expertise is in technology and my interest is education. I have been employed since leaving further education and have a full career in Technical Engineering. I have worked at the Bank of England for over 10 years, the Houses of Parliament for 5 years, local government for over 6 years, as well as the private sector. I am currently employed by the Greater London Authority.

I come from an ethnic background and I am second generation immigrant as a result of my parents fleeing the problems in Cyprus in 1960.

My experiences in the local community, as a parent and governor have given me the knowledge of the local community and the difficulties and issues that face us.

I am keen to widen the community that I serve and my ambition is to make a difference and improve community life.