Michelle Akintoye BEM is the owner of Castle Stars Educational Day Nursery and the Founder of BRITAFRIQUE, a not-for-profit organisation that supports and encourage young people in education and to become mentors to younger children, whilst providing role models for the youth to work with.
She stood in the local elections for Chessington South ward in 2010 and won 1738 votes (12%), and again in 2014.
She has a passion to speak on behalf of those who can’t speak up for themselves or who don’t believe anyone is listening - in particular for vulnerable adults, young people, children and their families, and has held regular events for young people at the Houses of Parliament since 2013.
Michelle is a highly respected community leader, Teacher, Educator, entrepreneur and role model to youth and young people. Her contributions to the community and improving young people lives of young people was recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list 2012 and she was awarded the British Empire Medal (BEM).
She is now back in Chessington South, standing for the Kingston Independent Residents Group with a plan to Unlock Chessington's Potential.
We hope you will consider lending her your support on 6th May.