Dr Lauren Sullivan – Labour’s Parliamentary Candidate for Gravesham
Lauren is well known in the Borough and Constituency of Gravesham already being a community activist as a local Councillor for Northfleet North Ward on Gravesham Borough Council and a Kent County Councillor for Northfleet and Gravesend West Division
Lauren lives in Northfleet with her husband and two young children. Lauren is a scientist working on neglected tropical diseases at the Crick Institute in London, is a published author on the subject and is also a qualified secondary school chemistry teacher.
Lauren is passionate about representing the views and issue of her fellow local residents on a range of issues such as education, environment, social justice, housing, transport and public health.
Lauren is the Chair the Regulatory Board (Planning Committee) and is Vice-Chair of the Strategic Environment Cabinet Committee at Gravesham Borough Council. Lauren also sits on Children’s, Young People and Education Cabinet Committee, Personnel Committee and Scrutiny Committee at Kent County Council.
Lauren is also the Chair of the Gravesham Borough Council Labour Group and the Deputy Leader of the Kent County Council Labour Group.
Lauren spoke at the Hustings meeting where she was chosen about a range of local issues and the need to focus on some of the forgotten problems that affect our community like austerity and the cuts to public services. Lauren spoke about fully funding social care so that everyone can have dignity in old age and through disability and investing in our schools and health services so that every child gets the best education they can and people are treated as soon as possible with the best possible health care.
Housing was another issue raised and Lauren wishes to champion, as we have a need not just for affordable housing but also Council housing.
Lauren won the vote of our members overwhelmingly and said ‘thank you to the Gravesham Labour Party for their trust in me and we shall be getting out there meeting with local people and be a listening and a campaigning party as we can only gain the trust of local people by showing that our hard work and determination will deliver for local people and rebuild our community after the years of devastation and lack of investment from the Tory Government’.