Sanchia Alasia

Sanchia Alasia

Sanchia Alasia is the Labour Party Candidate for Europe 2014 and Councillor for Barking & Dagenham, Alibon Ward

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Diane Abbott

Labour used to pioneer Black MPs – what happened?

Cecile Wright, Sanchia Alasia

‘No taxation without representation’ is a well-known slogan. The Black population continues to pay their taxes but remain underrepresented as senior managers in both public and private sector organisations, the political and legal sphere, and higher positions in universities. It is arguable that this unacceptable lack of representation within politics has in part contributed to…

pollingstation

Representation: Engaging women in politics

Sanchia Alasia

Last week, Fiona Woolf became the second female Lord Mayor of the City of London in the 800 year history of the office. She will oversee 3,500 staff that promote financial services based in the square mile. Woolf has chosen a brilliant theme for her year as Lord Mayor, diversity. The City of London faces…

National Front

The rise of the far right in Europe

Sanchia Alasia

This week, National Front candidate Laurent Lopez won a hotly-contested local council by-election in the southern town of Brignoles, France. Analysts have said that the Front National win in Brignoles, whose mayor belongs to the Communist party, could be a significant barometer of the national mood.  This comes amidst a recent poll in France that…