Ruth Smeeth

email: [email protected]

phone: 07979 527883

twitter: @RuthSmeeth


Ruth works for HOPE not hate, the largest anti-fascism and anti-racism campaigning organisation in the UK, which strives to defeat the politics of hate and extremism both nationally and locally.  Working within communities, HOPE not hate seeks to support and empower local people to stand up against extremism of all forms.      

Ruth oversees the general management of HOPE not hate as well as seeking to influence the public policy debate around issues of extremism and political hate.   

A former parliamentary candidate at the 2010 General Election in a key seat in the West Midlands, Ruth has run anti-fascist national campaigns since 2008.  She now splits her time between the West Midlands and London.   

Previously, Ruth has also worked in the British trade union movement, for several political campaigns as well as in the private sector. 

Subjects:Defence, Democracy & Constitution, Economy, Employment, Equalities (Women), Equalities (Race), Equalities (LGBT), Equalities (Other), Foreign Policy, Identity Politics, Immigration, Local Government & Communities (General), Labour Party (AWS & Positive Action), Labour Party (Beating the Opposition), Labour Party (Campaigning & Campaign Strategy), Labour Party (Labour History), Trade Unions

Regions: East Midlands, London, West Midlands