Clare is a life-long campaigner, trade unionist, and champion for social justice. She’s spent her life standing up for others, guided by the principles at the core of her personal and professional identity: solidarity and strength in unity.
She has worked for trade unions for twenty years, and was seconded into Downing Street to work with Gordon Brown for two years. From 2014 to 2019, she represented the Stroud constituency along with other constituents across the South West in the European Parliament, always putting the people she represents first. She is also passionate about equalities, human rights, and giving people a voice, which she does now through her role as CEO of a human rights charity.
Cotswolds born-and-bred, Clare has campaigned in elections in Stroud constituency for over a decade, including launching David Drew’s campaign in 2015. She prides herself on being approachable and bringing people together. Her own life experiences and character, her in-depth policy knowledge, her Parliamentary and representative expertise mean she is perfectly equipped to bring the fight to the Tories and be elected as Stroud’s next Labour MP.