"Local people are being repeatedly let down by this government and Bunhill deserves better." Valerie Bossman-Quarshie, Islington Labour’s candidate for the Bunhill by-election
Born and bred Islington resident Valerie Bossman-Quarshie will be Islington Labour’s candidate for the Bunhill by-election.
Local Islington campaigner Valerie Bossman-Quarshie was selected this week as the candidate for the Bunhill by-election by local Labour Party members. The election will be held on the same day as the London Mayoral elections after Claudia Webbe’s decision to stand down, following eleven years as an Islington councillor.
Valerie has lived in Islington all her life, having attended Christ the King school in Finsbury Park. Usually working in a school, Valerie has spent the pandemic volunteering at the Elizabeth House Community Centre in Highbury where she is a trustee. Valerie has assisted with putting together food parcels, offering support to local people and looking after the most vulnerable when they’ve needed it most.
Elizabeth House is a place close to Valerie’s heart as she has taken her daughters there for many years and she now plays a vital role as a trustee and volunteer.
Valerie Bossman-Quarshie, Islington Labour’s candidate for the Bunhill by-election, said:
“I am extremely proud to have been selected as the Islington Labour candidate for Bunhill ward. As someone born and bred in Islington, I am excited to have the opportunity to represent my borough as a councillor, on the side of local people.
“The Council, and the three ward councillors in particular, have done a brilliant job representing Bunhill and I am looking forward to continuing that work to stand up for Bunhill residents against this Tory Government’s unfair policies.
“Bunhill is a wonderful place but, as across Islington, too many local people face inequality and injustices, exacerbated by the pandemic. Local people are being repeatedly let down by this government and Bunhill deserves better. My top priorities will be to fight for everyone in our community to have a safe, decent and secure place to call home, good quality jobs and training opportunities, especially for our young people, and a safer, cleaner and greener community. “