Election 2024: Rufia Ashraf standing for Labour in South Northamptonshire


The former Northampton Town Mayor is currently a West Northamptonshire Councillor

A former Northampton Town Mayor will be standing for the Labour Party in South Northamptonshire at July’s General Election.

Rufia Ashraf has been a Councillor at West Northamptonshire Council since 2021 and currently represents the Dallington Spencer ward in Northampton.   She was born and brought up in the town, where she still lives with her family.

Rufia said: “I will be an accessible MP; someone people can relate to.   I am in touch with local people and listen to their concerns. I want a more inclusive society where everyone is treated equally and with respect.

“I will fight to bring positive change in both the rural areas and market towns. The people I speak to in South Northamptonshire are clear that they want the right mix of housing, employment, services and transport to build a positive sense of place at a local level – be that village or town. Rural transport and connectivity are key priorities. Development needs to be suitable and sustainable.

“I have been a Labour Councillor for the past 10 years and I’m proud to be a former Mayor of Northampton. I’ve delivered many campaigns, including on environmental issues to keep our streets clean and tackling climate change.

“I am passionate about ensuring that our young people get a great start in life, with good youth provision and Special Educational Needs properly resourced. I am also passionate about tackling social isolation by rebuilding connected communities and reducing the damaging impact of loneliness.”

Published: by Banbury FM Newsteam

Reader's opinions
  1. Alexander Wood   On   27/05/2024 at 12:25 pm

    I hope that as a Muslim, as well as a humanitarian, Ms Ashraf will speak out on Palestine, unlike the leadership of the Labour Party who have lost my vote because of this issue.

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