Save our shops

I am pleased to support USDAW’s campaign to save our high streets. They are calling for a level playing field for high street and online retail as well as fair pay, job security and investment in skills and training for the workforce Our local high streets and shopping centres are …

Stop Tool Theft

Theft from commercial vehicles has a huge impact on tradespeople and small businesses in Reading. Not only is there a high cost in time and money to replace tools and to fix the damage caused, it stops people being able to work, leading to loss of earnings and huge financial …

Access to the park for The Maying

As a Whitley ward councillor Rachel is working with residents of the Swallowfield Drive estate to look at improved access to the park for residents and the emergency services. Local activists have collected petition signatures and Rachel is lobbying the housing association to respond and provide a safe pedestrian only …

General Election 2017 – Wantage Parliamentary Candidate

Rachel stood as the Labour and Cooperative Party Parliamentary candidate in the June 2017 General Election in the traditionally Conservative stronghold of Wantage.  Following an active campaign promoting Labour’s socialist manifesto she was proud to increase the Labour vote by 82%, recording the highest number of Labour votes ever in the Constituency.

Labour IN

As a passionate believer in internationalism and cooperating with our European friends Rachel campaigned strongly for the ‘Labour In’ campaign. It is becoming more and more apparent that the Conservatives have no credible plan for Brexit and Rachel continues to support Jeremy Corbyn and Keir Starmer’s approach of trying to …