Vasundhara Kamble said: “I am very pleased to have been selected as Alliance candidate for Fermanagh and South Tyrone.
“Alliance is the only party that puts the needs of all ahead of the constitutional issue. Alliance is helping deliver change from the divided society which has harmed us all, to a united community where cash is spent on frontline services, instead duplicating segregated services.
“Because I come from India where caste discrimination is a serious problem I understand the issues here, and Alliance is the only party that can truly resolve these problems. There have been many atrocities committed simply because of someone’s background in both the area I come from in India and in Northern Ireland, and I want to see an end to all forms of prejudice everywhere.
“Alliance is the only strong alternative voice against tribalism.”
Vasundhara was born and brought up in Mumbai, India. She has three grown-up children and she was a teacher for seventeen years in India before she and her husband came to Belfast in 1995. She taught history in senior college and Ancient Indian History was my speciality.
Reading is her main pastime but she also does embroidery and patchwork, and is a member of Patchwork and Embroidery Guild of Northern Ireland. She also does voluntary work, mainly with Women’s Aid.