Rushmere Ward - Sandra Gage
Sandra is the Labour candidate for Rushmere Ward at the Borough Council election on 3rd of May 2018.
Sandra has lived in NE Ipswich for over 30 years and has had a long career in the public sector. She is a qualified highway engineer, working for Suffolk County Council for 28 years until being made redundant in 2012. Succeeding in the 2013 Suffolk County Council elections to become the Rushmere County Councillor, and re-elected last year with an increased majority.
Sandra has served as a school governor at St.John’s CEVAP School, is a Trustee of Lighthouse Women’s Aid and has been a Rushmere Borough Councillor since 2014.
Sandra enjoys being the Ipswich Borough Deputy Portfolio Holder for Housing and Health, and a Member of the Borough Council’s Planning & Development Committee, as well as working part time at Suffolk Libraries. Leaving her free most of the week to concentrate her time on supporting Rushmere residents.
“As your Councillor, I have sought to get improvements in Rushmere such as the new bus shelter and real-time screen at Woodbridge road/Khartoum rd junction, 20mph speed limit on Sidegate Lane, a new ‘pop up’ library at Ransomes Pavilion, off-road parking in Inverness Road, new ‘grasscrete verges in Angus Close and bollards on verges in Brunswick Road. I am also pleased to have worked with pre-school, primary and high schools in Rushmere so that children have had additional educational activities, in particular helping with the STEM subjects.”
“It’s an honour to be the County and Borough Councillor for Rushmere, to speak up for our part of North-East Ipswich. I seek the opportunity in May to continue to work for you.”