Rebecca Allinson is the Labour candidate for the Adur Council Hillside ward by-election. Rebecca has lived in Adur for 16 years and is active in the community. She was vice-chair of governors at St Nicolas and Mary Primary School for several years, and is an active member of the congregation of St Mary de Haura.
She is the daughter of a former leading councillor. She said: “My late dad, Les Alden, was a veteran local politician who led the Labour group on Adur Council for several years. Like him, I feel passionately about housing issues and the care system, particularly regarding elderly people.”
Rebecca works at the Brighton office of a small international company that provides advice and consultancy to governments and other policymakers. Her husband is a freelance editor and she has a son at Shoreham Academy. Since the onset of COVID-19 her workplace has been a shed at the bottom of the garden.
She is a keen walker and runner, often to be found enjoying the marvellous green spaces of the South Downs. She said: “I think it’s equally important to protect the urban environment of Adur, ensuring that the local council guards against the worst effects of overdevelopment and ever-increasing traffic while continuing all other efforts to combat climate change.”
Voting takes place in Hillside on 2 December.