Cllr Sanchia Alasia: Mayor of Barking and Dagenham


Operation Black Vote alumni Sanchia Alasia was voted Mayor of Barking and Dagenham Council by her fellow councilor peers.

Cllr Alasia, who participated in the 2006/07 OBV MP Shadowing scheme, has been a councilor for over eight years and has great expertise in both European politics and social services. Ms Alasia became an integral part of the Labour party, that took on and ultimately defeated Nick Griffin and his racist political party the BNP.

Talking to OBV during the recent People of African Descent conference in Brussels, Alasia  said:

‘I’m very excited about the post, and what I can do with it. My general theme will be that, ‘no-one should be left behind, with a particularly focus on people with disability. I’m also proud that I’m the first Caribbean woman to hold this post."

Well, Sanchia we at OBV are very proud of you, and we’re sure that you will stamp your identity on your year as Mayor which as always has been driving for greater social and racial equality.

Well done Sanchia!

Simon Woolley