Councillor Jayne Dunn has announced her bid to run for Sheffield Central’s next Labour MP to “deliver for local people”.

Coun Dunn, a small business owner and trade unionist, has lived in the constituency for 30 years, supporting her local community in championing their local heritage.

She said: “As a once-homeless single mum who went on to open her own beauty salon, I’m not your typical politician.”

As part of her work with the unions, Cllr Dunn introduced better working conditions for council staff, by scrapping zero-hour contracts for refuse workers.

She is determined to give back to the people, having previously helped bring communities and experts together to roll out new support for homeless people.

Coun Dunn added: “People like me don’t usually get involved in politics because we don’t think we can change anything, but Sheffield doesn’t need a politician – it needs a champion. Someone who knows the city in and out and isn’t afraid to pick a fight when they see injustice.

“I am proud to call Sheffield Central my home – my roots are here. Sheffield was the city I was born in, the city where I started my small business and the city where I started my family. It’s where I first joined a picket line and first saw the huge impact a Labour government can have on people’s lives.”

Elsewhere, Coun Dunn has supported asylum seekers and refugees, led Sheffield’s response to the Grenfell Tower fire and worked on innovative ways to improve teaching and learning in schools.

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She added: “Putting yourself in the public eye for everyone to scrutinise might seem odd to some people, but Sheffield has given so much to me and I want to give something back.

“I want to build on the work of Paul (Blomfield), who has been a fantastic representative for Sheffield both locally and in Parliament. He has left big shoes to fill.”

You can join Coun Dunn’s campaign at and follow her on Twitter here.

To see more about the other candidates, click here.