Meet Claire

I’m a proven and passionate campaigner and changemaker. For 15 years, I’ve brought people together to shape and achieve change that they believe in – locally, nationally and internationally.

I felt the benefits of a Labour Government growing up. Under the Tories, our small classroom had 37 of us crammed in it. Labour changed this – and it was easier to learn. 

It was as an activist with the Make Poverty History Campaign back in 2005 that I saw politics and the Labour Party for what it can be at its best – an unparalleled force for good.

Being part of a movement of thousands of people calling for change, and seeing our Labour Government act to save and improve lives and life chances, showed me what’s possible when people power meets political power. That’s when I started knocking on doors and listening to people with Labour.

Committed local campaigner

I’m a core part of our local team speaking with voters and earning trust on the doorstep across Filton and Bradley Stoke. I’ve already represented local people about the impact of unreliable public transport in the media, and facilitated an open public workshop with Dan Norris, our Labour Metro Mayor, on this in Bradley Stoke.

I’m also an active local charity trustee, where I use my experience and track record in effective community engagement to help people access support and community across South Gloucestershire and Bristol.

From Activist to Leading Campaigner

Working my way up from an activist to a director shaping and leading campaigns, that golden thread of people-powered political change has been at the heart of everything I do. With a track record in changing policy and lives, bolstered by a Master’s degree in Public Policy, I am well placed to do even more of this in Parliament. I am ready to hit the ground running as your Labour candidate and MP.

I’ve worked for well-known international development, housing and environment charities, and on UK and US election campaigns. I’ve brought people together, campaigned and won to get more affordable homes built in the UK, and to bring electricity to 50 million of the world’s poorest people for the first time.

Putting People’s Voices at the Heart of Change

In my work now, I help local and regional government across the country to better engage with the people they represent when making big decisions. This includes running citizens’ assemblies and making sure that the voices of people who are too often underrepresented are heard on issues that matter to them. 

This is the better politics I believe in, and the hard work and commitment you can always expect from me as your first Labour MP.