Ruby Sayed stands in City of London elections

7 Mar 2017

Ruby Sayed, who has campaigned for the rights of women and children throughout her career, is standing as a candidate to be a Councillor in the upcoming City of London Elections, representing the people who live and work in Farringdon Without, which includes the Temple, Chancery Lane, Holborn, and Smithfield.

The newly elected Councillors will join the City of London Corporation, the square mile’s local authority and trustee of significant public and charitable assets including the Central Criminal Court (Old Bailey), arbican Centre, Smithfield market, and 11,000 acres of open spaces such as Hampstead Heath and Epping Forest

Ruby has focused her 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). She is also a founding member of the Guild of Entrepreneurs

Ruby, who is standing with the Temple and Farringdon Together said: “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.”

Ruby further stated that, the Temple & Farringdon Together team of 10 candidates “believe in the principles of openness, transparency, equality & diversity and taking a ‘hands on’ and inclusive approach in representing all the people in the Ward.”

Edward Lord OBE, one of the Ward’s current Councillors and Ruby’s election agent, added: “I am delighted that Ruby is joining the Temple and Farringdon Together team in these elections. Her track record as a campaigner for the rights of women and children and as a first class family law barrister will make her a great addition to the City of London Corporation.”

Elections take place every four years. This year’s election will take place on Thursday 23rd March 2017, although it is possible to register now for a postal vote before 5.00 pm on 8 March 2017.

The email address for electoral services is Voters can scan and email their forms over.

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