High Peak Labour Party announced yesterday (Monday 1st May) that Ruth George from Whaley Bridge has been selected as the Party’s candidate for the General Election on 8th June.
Ruth, aged 47, has lived in High Peak for over 25 years – for 15 years in New Mills, then for the over ten years with husband Mark at Tunstead Milton, between Whaley Bridge and Chapel-en-le-Frith.
Ruth trained as a tax accountant and helped to found a successful accountancy business in Chapel-en-le-Frith when in her twenties, before taking up politics.
For the last 18 years Ruth has worked as Parliamentary Officer for shopworkers’ union USDAW, campaigning on behalf of staff in retail, including on raising the minimum wage, improving rights to time off work for new parents, against cuts to tax credits and compensation for victims, and setting up the ground-breaking ‘Freedom from Fear’ campaign which addresses violence and abuse of staff in shops.
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Fiona Sloman, Chair of High Peak Labour Party, welcomed the selection,
“Ruth is an excellent local candidate who is not only well-known for her campaigning in High Peak, but is very experienced in lobbying Parliament on behalf of low-paid workers. She is absolutely committed to fighting injustice at every level and would make a great MP for High Peak.”
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