I was born in Cornwall, the daughter of a Romanian immigrant, and have
lived in Gloucestershire with my family for the last 20 years. I was
elected in 2012 as the Labour and Cooperative district councilor for
the town of Dursley and have been the leader of Stroud District Council
since January 2018.
I’ve worked as a teacher, translator, and event organizer, and currently
help run the family business, publishing specialist sailing books. I
spent much of my childhood traveling the world on a small yacht,
I wrote about it in my memoir ‘Child of the Sea’.
Top issues for me are fighting inequality; seeing a just transition to a
low carbon economy; investing in people, our local towns and communities
Since my election in 2019, I have been proud to represent the people of Dursley on the Stroud District Council. I have helped many residents on various issues including housing, anti-social behavior, and transport. l have lived in Cam or Dursley all my life and have been proud of what Dursley has achieved under a Labour-led District Council, I want to continue that good work. My priority is more council housing to help with our housing problems for young and old.
My priorities are more council houses
To help with our housing problems for young and old.
Campaigning for rural transport.
Protecting the environment.
Danae has lives in Dursley with her daughter. She has served as Women’s Officer both on a branch and constituency level and has been involved in events such as fundraisers for GRASAC and Stroud Beresford Group. She has previously taken part in a campaign against cuts in local bus services and takes a huge interest in issues of equalities and social justice.
I have lived in Dursley since 2005 and I love being a part of this growing and lively community. This area has so much to offer—beautiful countryside, vibrant town centres, active villages.
I have been a town councillor in Dursley for several years and chair the Town Improvements Committee, which has worked to increase CCTV in the town centre, provide long-stay parking, and improve the town’s appearance. I am also a founder and chair of the Cam and Dursley Transportation Group, a small community initiative to help improve bus and rail service provision to our area, as well as cycling and pedestrian routes.
My priorities include equality, community, social justice, the environment, better social care, and investing in local services, such as transport. Several of these areas are the responsibility of Gloucestershire County Council. Looking at the achievements of Labour-led Stroud District Council makes me really keen to increase Labour representation at County level—think of what could be achieved!