Dawn is Labour's candidate in Brent Central for the 2015 General Election.
Dawn was born in London and lives in Tokyngton near Wembley in Brent.Labour's candidate in Brent Central for the 2015 general election.
She works as a training consultant, advising a range of public and private sector clients and was formerly an officer of the GMB trade union.
Dawn was MP for Brent South from 2005-2010, being only the third African-Caribbean woman to become a British MP.
She rose quickly to be Minister for Youth Engagement, following her passion for involving young people in decision-making.