Claire Edwards

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Claire Edwards
Twitter: @Rugby_Labour
Telephone: 07967149016


Claire has lived in Rugby for over 20 years, she and her family came to Brownsover in 1991 and have lived here ever since. She has been a Rugby Borough Councillor for 12 years representing Brownsover South and currently for Newbold and Brownsover and is Chair of the Customer and Partnerships Scrutiny Committee. She is a founder member of the Newbold on Avon Community Partnership and member of Brownsover Community Association. Claire has been an active trustee of Hill Street Youth and Community Centre, and as a school governor and advisory board member of the local children’s centre is passionate about her local community.

In a varied professional life, Claire has been a press officer and researcher to an MP and MEP, ran a research centre at Warwick Business School, worked for a trade union and currently is Company Secretary to a Warwickshire-wide voluntary organisation in the equalities sector.

As Labour’s candidate for Rugby and Bulkington and surrounding villages, I want to:

ensure on-going inward investment bringing jobs and job security
work closely with schools, Rugby College and local businesses to improve opportunities for young people
abolish zero hour contracts that do nothing for people’s job security or secure income
campaign against cuts to children’s centres
end the bedroom tax
stand up for local people struggling with the cost of living
protect local healthcare – with more medical centres and GPs locally and a secure future for Rugby St Cross and George Eliot Hospitals delivering quality healthcare
prioritise new home building that is secure good quality and most of all sustainable for the new communities moving there, and most importantly are not detrimental to existing communities
support local community needs from new play areas to green spaces, key services and better transport – and encourage better local governance through neighbourhood planning