Ruby is Labour’s candidate for Tressell and Old Hastings Division in the 2021 East Sussex County Council elections. Ruby has spent three years as the Hastings Borough councillor for Central St Leonards ward. She has lived in Hastings for 5 years, having previously lived and worked in East London. Ruby says:
” First of all, let me say how excited I am about being the County candidate for Old Hastings and Tressell in the forthcoming elections. During my time as a Hastings Borough councillor, I have become increasingly aware of the limitations on what I can do due to the division of responsibilities between Borough and County. I feel that becoming a County Councillor will complete the picture, and allow me to better serve all the people of Hastings, since many issues – highways for instance – affect the whole town and not specific wards.
That does not mean of course that I do not look forward to individual casework and helping residents solve their everyday problems. My training at Citizens Advice, and before that my role as a Trade Union rep, has made me a good listener, a good negotiator and a good advocate for those who for whatever reason need support with their situations.
Through my trade union I became interested in international work. I’ve visited Nicaragua four times strengthening links with trade unions there. I’m a member of the samba band Sambalanco, and a trustee for Dance Hastings, an organisation which aims to make dance accessible to everyone including those with mental and physical disabilities. And I’m particularly proud that Full Council recently passed my motion committing HBC to joining the network of Age Friendly cities, the first in the UK. If you want to know more get in touch and I’ll tell you all about it.”
More information materials, including Ruby’s election leaflets, will appear here soon.
You can contact Ruby at: