Sanchia Alasia is a labour Councillor for Alibon Ward, in the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham. An award winning specialist in equality diversity and Human Resource she was first elected to the Council in 2010. Sanchia has held a number of positions – School Governor, chair of the health and adult services scrutiny committee and chair of Planning committee.
Sanchia was one of the Labour Party candidates for the European elections in 2014 in the London region. With a Bsc in politics and sociology and an MSc in politics, policy and government she is well read.
Sanchia is a well sought after speaker and had spoken at the World Diversity leadership summit and the European Diversity Business Congress over the last couple of years.
As well as being an active member of the Labour Party, Cllr Alasia is an active member of the Fabian society, Co-op Party, Christian Socialist Movement, BAME Labour and her trade union, UNISON.
It is interesting to note that in 2010 when she was first elected, she became the youngest woman on the Council and with her colleagues achieved over a 7% Labour swing from the British National Party as they had reached out to a wider community.
Sanchia won local government personality of the year at the Dods women in public life awards in 2013. She was also a winner at the Grassroots Diplomats awards in the policy driver category for her work in equality and diversity in 2014.