Theresa Bennett was one of two London Socialist Alliance candidates in last year's GLA elections who saved their deposits - she won 6,231 votes, 6.2 per cent of the vote in Lambeth & Southwark.
Born: London, 25 April 1967.
Education: Cumberland Comprehensive, London E13.
Employment: Welfare rights advisor for over ten years. This involved helping some of the most vulnerable people, like those with mental health problems or people who are HIV positive.
I have also worked, mostly in the voluntary sector, as a trainer.
Currently a journalist dealing with victims of racism and highlighting injustice.
Marital status: Single, no children.
Outside interests: Cooking. Walking - which I mostly do if I go away on holiday. Cycling to get around. I enjoy reading when I get the chance - I like both novels and non fiction, particularly about the Caribbean and black history. Cinema. Travelling.
Previous electoral history: In the greater London Assembly election, I stood in the Southwark and Lambeth constitutency and received over 6,200 votes.
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