Rachel has lived in North Bermondsey for nine years. Her work took her to Japan, the US and South Africa before settling in London, but her passion for tackling inequality led to a Masters in Public Administration and she now works for a small charity that empowers localities to build economic sustainability.
She is a trustee of a debt advice charity, and provides emergency accommodation to young people experiencing homelessness.
In her spare time Rachel enjoys litterpicking, parkruns, and volunteering at the local food pantry and participating in community greening projects.
Hamish, who lives on Chambers Street in Bermondsey, has been a local councillor for seven years. During that time he has fought hard for local residents to improve our local environment, represent local concerns in the planning system and to roll out the cycle hire scheme bikes to Bermondsey.
In the town hall, Hamish is the Liberal Democrat Group Leader, meaning that he is holding Labour to account for their poor record across Southwark on issues such as climate change and housing. He is also a trustee of the Butlers Wharf Riverside Trust, seeking to improve the riverside area in Shad Thames.
In his day job, Hamish is a lawyer who used to be part of the team representing victims of the Grenfell Tower fire, and now works mostly in legal aid.
Emily made Bermondsey her home over three years ago, and now lives in the Pynfolds Estate as a private renter.
She joined the Liberal Democrats after a talk from Simon Hughes at her sixth form and was elected as a town councillor in her hometown in Sussex. Whilst she served as a councillor, she helped fight Conservative plans to close a local leisure centre.
Emily now works for a major London housing association, consulting residents on estate regeneration.
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