Cllr Alice Gilderdale
City Councillor for Market
I was born in Cambridge, where I have lived and studied my whole life. I graduated from Cambridge University in 2020, where I studied Sociology at Robinson College and previously worked as a sabbatical officer for the Students’ Union.
Throughout my time at Cambridge, I have been heavily involved in various student and local campaigns. I have been a key member of the Zero Carbon Campaign for the past three years, where I played a part in pushing for full divestment from the University which was finally won in October 2020.
I also sat on the University’s Environmental and Sustainability Strategy Committee where I scrutinised the University’s environmental targets and pushed for more urgent action from the collegiate University.
As the Welfare and Community Officer for the SU, I worked alongside and supported many groups of campaigners in the city, including the unions Unite, UCU and Acorn. Sitting on the Women’s Homelessness Action Group, led by It Takes A City, I have engaged with various homelessness shelters and charities, and if elected, will work to continue developing our homelessness provision across the city. I now work part-time for It Takes A City, working to support the homeless community here in Cambridge.
As a Councillor, I’ve actively taken part in important campaigns across the city. Aa a member of the Housing Scrutiny Committee, I’ve highlighted the impact of the housing crisis on young people in a city like Cambridge, while pushing for radical action to support those who are most impacted by the inaccessibility of the housing market at the moment. I am also working to support the Council’s important work for private renters across the city. I’m also aware of the importance of housing on the climate crisis, working with Cllrs to promote retrofit in both our council housing and private homes in Cambridge