Churchfields councillor runner-up in local government awards


Councillor Rosa Gomez (Churchfields Ward, Labour) was a shortlisted finalist in the Local Government Information Unit’s national Resilience and Recovery awards, held in Bath in October.

A lifelong campaigner for human rights and a former immigration detention adviser, Rosa was subjected to an attempt on her life in Colombia in 2010. Although suffering life-changing injuries, her experience inspired her to work to empower communities.

She was first elected in 2018 and re-elected in May with an increased majority.