This week Labour selected Sue Hordijenko as their candidate for the Bellingham By-election on 21st July.
Sue has been a resident of Lewisham for over 30 years and studied at Goldsmiths College. As the former Director of Programmes at the British Science Association Sue was responsible for running National Science Week and establishing the Darwin Centre programme at the Natural History Museum.
Sue who lives in Rutland Walk said: “I love meeting new people in my classes and helping them get healthier. As a Labour councillor I will be able to help a whole lot more people and, should I be elected, I am looking forward to getting stuck in.”
“I want to help the Labour Council deliver their manifesto promises of achieving more affordable homes, tackling rogue landlords and creating new jobs and apprenticeships in the area. I also want to make sure that the elderly and retired get a good deal from the council.”
The by-election was triggered following the resignation of Ami Ibitson who has served as Councillor for Bellingham since 2006. After a decade as a local Councillor, she has resigned to take up a role at TfL.
Cllr Jacq Paschoud said “Sue is a local woman with the issues of the ward at heart. She is exceptionally hard-working and ready to campaign first for the votes of Bellingham residents and then to represent the interests of Bellingham residents. She knows and loves our community, and I'm confident she would be an excellent Councillor.”
Fellow Bellingham Councillor Alan Hall said “I have worked with Sue in Bellingham for some time now and I know that she will be a great champion for the area."