Welcome to my website
Welcome to my website. My name is Rachel Burgin. I come from a family who have lived in Copeland since the 1870s and Cumbria since the Middle Ages. I have worked in the Energy Industry for most of the last 11 years, initially onsite at Sellafield and then on the corporate restructuring of the UK Nuclear Decommissioning industry. I was transferred to London in 2010 initially to work on the UK’s Nuclear New Build programme but I also gained experience on several major Renewables projects. I currently work on the Finance side of Energy projects in Canada. I stood against Climate Change sceptic, Peter Lilley in Hitchin & Harpenden in 2015 where I increased Labour’s vote by 4,000, against the national swing. I serve as National Vice Chair of Labour Business. When I lived in Copeland I served as a school governor and parish councillor in Parton, and church youth worker at St. Bridget’s Church, Moresby.
The views expressed on this website are my own and not those of my employer.
Following the announcement by the Prime Minister that there would be a General Election on 8th June, Labour’s NEC published their procedure for selecting parliamentary candidates. As part of this process, candidates who had stood in 2015 were asked if they would stand again.
I responded that I would not stand again in Hitchin & Harpenden.. This is due to specific prior work commitments. Namely that my employer is in the process of agreeing finance to support me to take professional exams. This support would be put at risk if I were to stand for parliament at this time. (more…)