cllr preet gill, labour party, edgbaston
Preet Kaur Gill is contesting Birmingham Edgbaston and will become the first Sikh woman in Parliament if she manages to fend off competition. Preet is currently a cabinet member on Sandwell Council, hopes to replace outgoing MP and Brexit supporter Gisela Stuart - whose seat has been continuously represented by women from both main parties since 1953. She is a member of the Jo Cox Women In Leadership training programme, set up by Labour in honour of the Batley and Spen MP who was murdered last year. Preet is a Director for Spring Social housing Board and is also a Bank Inspector for Care Quality Commission. Preet was also vice chair of the West Midlands Race and equality advisory board and actively campaigns on local and national matters, particularly human rights issues.
harini iyengar, womens equality party, vauxhall
Harini is a Barrister specialising in the law on Brexit/EU, Employment, Equality, Education, Data Protection and Procurement. She is also Governor of London Metropolitan University and an external trustee of Oxford University Student Union. She sits on the steering committee of the Temple Women’s Forum, is a formal mentor for Cityparents and is the Spokesperson for Equal Representation for the Women's Equality Party. She stood for election to the Greater London Assembley in 2016. She is a single parent to three children.
debra pickering, scottish greens, falkirk
Debra Pickering is originally from West Cumbria. The daughter of a shop worker and a miner and fully grounded in socialist principles. She has lived in Scotland for 20 years and in Falkirk for 12 of those. She lives with her husband Alan and West Highland Terrier called Sookie. She has 2 grown up daughters and one recent granddaughter. She is a trained psychotherapist with particular interest and experience in the field of addictions. She is one of three Scottish Green Party candidates contesting Parliamentary seats in Scotland.