Ruby Gill has lived in our constituency of Rutland & Melton since 2016. Prior to this Ruby was an active member of the Harborough association where she stood as local councillor candidate for The Conservative Party in 2015, and has participated in local campaigns since.
At a county level, Ruby understands the predicaments we are faced with living in rural areas, such as the importance of maintaining rural bus services, recognising unsafe roads that prevent walking access to other villages or towns due to speeding issues on our country lanes:
"Lack of access to transport or a support network can lead to isolation for some and this can be detrimental to the mental health of teenagers and adults, and especially the elderly."
Another concern is that the recent pandemic has seen increased levels of litter in our beautiful countryside and Ruby encourages support to local community projects to facilitate improving this issue:
"Protecting our green spaces help to improve environmental conditions, biodiversity, promote outdoor activities and active lifestyles, increase social interaction and exchange, and provide healthy conditions for good physical and mental well being."
As a caseworker for an MP, Ruby helps constituents with many of their enquiries related to housing, broadband, immigration concerns, benefits/welfare, public transport service, health service and mental health with adult welfare assistance, pandemic related business finance concerns, and so on.
In addition to political interests and support for The Conservative Party, Ruby is also an entrepreneur having established her own successful business as a social and ethical compliance service provider, assisting high labour intensive companies adhere to legal regulations.
Ruby has travelled extensively as a compliance specialist and board member within the engineering sector during her career prior to starting her own company, with a focus to implement compliance and governance associated regulations to international trade activities within the UK/EU/USA and MEA, with the United Nations headquarters visit as a most memorable one.
Ruby has also worked with homeless charities voluntarily, nominating one of the charities for the Queens Award for Voluntary Services - which they were awarded in 2018.
"I realised my personal mission to help a vulnerable society should become an active part of my career"
Ruby will be taking over the role as Honorary Treasurer in 2021, and is looking forward to fulfil the role with guidance from the current Treasurer.
Favourite Local Space: "From a gentle stroll on a summer’s day, to taking in the changing seasons during autumn, Rutland Water is the perfect local place for me at any time of the year.... so beautiful."