Welcome to my website
Welcome to my website. My name is Rachel Burgin and I am a Labour Party activist living in North Hertfordshire and working in the City.
I come from a family that has deeps roots in the history and traditions of the Labour Party, but the values my forefathers lived by and fought for – values of community, solidarity and mutuality – are as true today as there were then. And they are as true in North Hertfordshire as they are on the old West Cumberland Coalfield
Those values helped me defeat the BNP in Cumbria and as a National Executive Committee member of the Labour Finance & Industry Group, they are helping me work for a One Nation Industrial Strategy aimed at bringing prosperity to every corner of the country.
Those values are also needed here in North Hertfordshire as we confront a desperate housing crisis and an escalating cost of living that is depriving people of their quality of life and sense of financial security. I hope you will join me in fighting for a better – and more prosperous – future.
“I presume we can count on your support, Mrs Glenn”, the Rev Dr, Iain Paisley said to my granny while he was out canvassing one day. The Rev. Dr. was not wrong to assume he could count on support: after all, this was a DUP stronghold – the Fountain in Loyalist West Londonderry.
However, he hadn’t accounted for my granny.
“Reverend Paisley” she replied, shaking with nerves. “Do you remember the story of the wee boy and the jigsaw puzzle?”
A look of recognition came across his face. The story of the wee boy and the jigsaw puzzle was a story told in Presbyterian Sunday schools – and from pulpits – right across Northern Ireland. (more…)