Alice Gilderdale for Market
City Candidate 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 currently work 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 have 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.
My wide ranging experience as an advocate for social and climate justice at the University makes me an ideal candidate for Labour councillor, and if elected I will continue that fight on the City Council.