Rachel Maclean has been selected to fight Birmingham Northfield for the Conservatives at the next General Election.
A graduate of Oxford and Aston, Rachel has been a resident of the Birmingham area for over forty years and a Birmingham employer for two decades. She has over twenty years experience in international business management, including work in India, the Far East and the U.S. Rachel currently runs an IT book publisher - a business she founded and built with her husband - creating 40 local jobs in the process and employing 250 people worldwide.
Rachel has extensive campaigning experience at both the local and national level. She has worked on behalf of local councillors and candidates throughout the West Midlands. Rachel is a committed promoter of local education and skills through the Skills for Birmingham project that is working with the city council on the new Birmingham Baccalaureate. Additionally, Rachel serves as the Assistant District Commissioner for Scouts in Solihull, is a Governor at a local Birmingham school, and has been an active fundraiser for community groups including the National Childbirth Trust.
As Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for Kings Norton, Longbridge, Northfield and Weoley, Rachel has three main priorities:
• Helping hard working families with the cost of living.
• Encouraging business investment, regeneration and enterprise in the area.
• Supporting young people's access to jobs by continuing her work to link schools, colleges and employers further.
In her spare time, Rachel enjoys long distance walks (she has completed the Coast to Coast), reading and going to church.