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.
Panel 2: Treasures of the Left?
Speakers: Fr Michael Docherty, Jenny Sinclair, Lord Maurice Glasman
Chair: Rachel Burgin
Panel brief: Following an edict of persecution, St. Lawrence was instructed by a Roman prefect to bring forth the treasures of the Church. In response, he rounded up the poor and marginalised, the alienated and dispossessed, and presented them to his Imperial antagonist. For such impudence St. Lawrence would forfeit his life, but he was making something clear: our value rests with how we treat and cherish the least amongst us.