Nasir Uddin for Trumpington
City Candidate for Trumpington
My name Nasir Uddin, and I am your candidate for Trumpington in the City Council elections on May 6.
I live with my wife and three children in King’s Hedges and work as a legal adviser. My professional background has given me a strong interest in equal opportunities, and I am very interested in the schemes the City Council has introduced to support those experiencing inequality, particularly from the BAME community.
I’ve been involved in local politics and community work in Cambridge since 2007, learning about how local government works and how I might be able to contribute. During Covid-19 I’ve been volunteering in the community, including taking donations to the central Cambridge Food Hub. I am also working as a volunteer Community Responder for the NHS.
Since 2019 I’ve been the chair of the Ethnic Minority Forum, speaking up on behalf of the community. Back in November I arranged an online event with our local MP and some of his Parliamentary colleagues, as well as other councillors, exploring the disproportionate impact of Covid on the BAME community.
In 2013 I became a Founder Chairman of North Cambridge Sport Association. working with young people and helping organise sports sessions. The same year I also helped found the Cambridge (Taxi) Driver Association (CDA), acting as its secretary and representing drivers across the city as well as South Cambs. I’m a founding member of Cambridge Badminton Club too, where we arrange regular charity matches raising money for a range of organisations including Addenbrookes Charitable Trust.
I volunteer as the BAME officer for Cambridge Constituency Labour Party, ensuring that all voices are heard within the party, and am often to be found helping out at the Eco Mosque.
I’m standing for election as a councillor because I believe I can make a difference, building positive working relationships that help everyone to achieve, and to help us all move forwards towards a prosperous, liveable, progressive and greener Cambridge