(© Konrad Welz)
Founder Freeman Ruby Sayed is standing for election to the Common Council in the forthcoming City of London Elections for the Ward of Farringdon Without. Election day is March 23rd.
A barrister and investment and financing entrepreneur, she is standing with Temple and Farringdon Together to serve the residents and businesses of Temple, Chancery Lane, Holborn, and Smithfield.
Ruby has focused her legal career on challenging the culture of child abduction, Forced Marriages and Honour Based Violence in Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and Refugee (BAMER) communities and Domestic Abuse both in London and further afield. Called to the Bar in 1999, she is a member of the Family Law Bar Association, Lawyers for Liberty and the Child Poverty Action Group, as well as being the Chairperson of the Asian Women’s Resource Centre (London), and a Trustee of Bury St Edmund’s Women’s Refuge (Suffolk).
Ruby writes: “It is an honour to be standing to represent the Ward of Farringdon Without. The City of London Corporation has a well-deserved reputation for supporting communities and businesses across Greater London as well as the Square Mile. I look forward to the opportunity of standing for election as a Councillor and if elected, promoting, supporting and being a voice for the different and diverse communities with the square mile and beyond.”
The Guild wishes Ruby every success in the forthcoming elections, and Freemen with links to Farringdon Without are encouraged to support their fellow Freeman.
More details about the City Elections 2017 can be found here