Joyce Onstad


Joyce entered politics after many years in International Development to fight for structural change in society. She is passionate about fairness, civil liberties, inclusive economic growth, protecting the environment and human rights.
Born in the beautiful Kenyan highlands, it has been a long journey from a girl running barefoot for about an hour to primary school, to making Britain her home and running for Parliament. Joyce moved to London in early 1990s, where she earned an MSc in Urban Development Planning from University College London. She then had a career in international development, working for organisations such as Christian Aid and ActionAid.
Joyce has run a strategic leadership consultancy business working with organisations and business leaders from the USA, Canada, United Kingdom and Kenya, while volunteering in various local non-profit organisations such as Family Friends in Hammersmith and serving as a Trustee for an AIDS charity.
She learnt from an early age that despite hurdles in life, you can achieve anything you set your mind to if you’re armed with courage, a willingness to work hard and a strong value base.
Joyce has been involved in many campaigns, including the fight to remain in the EU, and she believes that Hammersmith’s interests are best served by close ties to Europe.
Joyce has a vision of a Liberal Hammersmith where the values of equality, fairness, freedom and opportunities for all govern every decision that is taken. A place where businesses prosper, the environment is protected, communities are cohesive and everyone feels that they have a stake in their society.

As the Member of Parliament for Hammersmith, Joyce will listen to you and work tirelessly to fight:
•  Against a hard and damaging Brexit
• For an education system that puts the needs of every child first
• For affordable housing and protection of community spaces
• And for proper funding of the NHS and elevation of mental health to the same status as physical health


Twitter: @JoyceOnstad
Phone: 07523 675 867

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