The huge constituency covers the heart of England and takes in urban Birmingham, Solihull, Coventry, Sandwell, Wolverhampton, Walsall and Dudley, as well as rural Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire and Worcestershire.
Before entering politics, Neena spent over 18 years working in social housing in a variety of inner-city areas across the UK to tackle issues of social deprivation and homelessness and hit the headlines by setting up the country’s first Asian only sheltered accommodation.
She’s also worked for a global software company, gaining valuable insight into Britain’s fast-growing high-tech industries.
Neena is fighting to ensure the West Midlands benefits from a “strong, fair and unbiased voice” in the European Parliament.
She says: “Being part of the EU gives us a better chance to work on the major priorities in our region – jobs and investment, creating new skills, and growing the local economy.
“I feel passionately about improving infrastructure, investing in R&D, fighting for equality, and creating a level playing field for every person in our region.
“I make the friends that the West Midland’s needs. I stand up and shout about this region in the EU and across the world.
“I’ve been raising the profile of the West Midlands to attract more investment to this region, whether it’s the ceramics industry of Stoke, or manufacturing in Birmingham, the Black Country and Coventry, or the rural industries of Worcestershire.”