Suzy Stride works in education and lives here in Harlow.
Suzy was brought up in one of the most deprived areas of the country. Growing up in a family of 4, her mum used to stack shelves in Asda while her dad worked in housing. Making the difficult journey from state-school education to Cambridge she now works as a youth and community worker and has seen first-hand how Government funding and policy effects the grassroots.
In her work life Suzy is employed by a charity dedicated to tackling social exclusion and worklessness in East London, diverting hundreds of young people away from crime and into education and work. She has successfully pioneered youth crime prevention projects in East London and in South Africa.
Suzy also worked on Labour’s policy review, ‘What Makes Politics Count for Young People’, that will feed into the next Labour Party Manifesto.
In Harlow Suzy has been responsible for a number of high profile, ultra local campaigns including campaigning against the turning off of streetlights in Harlow, cuts to youth services and better access to GP’s surgeries.