Humaira Sanders has lived in Acton and Ealing most of her life. Humaira worked for many years as a Fund Manager and an Analyst in the City, investing in companies and governments around the world, travelling to many countries, meeting with senior executives and government representatives. Team-work has been a key part of Humaira’s career. The ability to understand complex, changing situations has been vital.
Humaira gained a BSc in Economics at the LSE, and was elected to the Student Union for the SDP Liberal Alliance. She is proud to have been involved in the sit-in that led to the LSE stopping its investments in companies with a presence in apartheid South Africa.
Humaira is passionate about equality of opportunity for all people, regardless of background. She was a member of the Liberal Democrat group which wrote the policy paper for Immigration, Asylum and Identity. She is a British Pakistani, born in London. Her family lived above their corner shop in Acton for some years. She went to a school where community work was essential, and this is where her volunteering began, helping at a community group in South Acton’s Council estate.
Humaira volunteered in a local parenting charity for four years, being Chair of the branch. One of the most rewarding things she did was to run coffee morning sessions at her home for groups of new mothers. “Becoming a parent can be overwhelming, and this may be the first time many women have been truly daunted by something! It can be isolating to be away from the work-place, and the social network that that provides. These groups were aimed to provide a place that women could relax, be taken care of for a few hours each week, and share their experiences. The new “sheds” network for men is another fantastic development and I applaud those involved in setting this up.” said Humaira. Humaira was Chair of Ealing Liberal Democrats for three years, spending time knocking on doors, speaking to residents about issues in the local area.
As a passionate European, Humaira is determined to fight a damaging Hard Brexit. As your MP, Humaira will also work hard to improve hospitals and social care, and will push for better funding of our schools: these are all issues close to her heart. Humaira believes that spending taxpayers money wisely, and having realistic economic goals is vital alongside a steely focus on social justice.