Where do you call home?
Strictly speaking, Tower Hamlets is my base, but as I have spent much of the past 30 years shuttling round the capital campaigning, I feel the whole of London is my home.
What do you think you can do for the city as an MEP?
London's multi-cultural society has much to offer as an example to some of our continental neighbours, but equally we can learn from European best practice, not least in the area of integrated and coordinated public transport. I will try to help make the EU more relevant to Londoners of all backgrounds, as well as making it more understandable. Some (limited) European funding is also available for marginalised communities and social projects of various kinds.
What will you miss most and least if you're away in Brussels?
Most: my cat, Vanunu; least: the time it takes to get from one side of the city to the other.
You're having your parliamentary colleagues over to London; where would you take them to show them the best of the city you represent?
Brick Lane; Strand-on-the-Green, Chiswick; Hampstead Heath