Candidate for Rawcliffe and Clifton Without
Rebecca lives in Rawcliffe with her husband and one year old son. She has lived in York since 2004, when she moved here to study Politics, Economics and Philosophy at The University of York. After graduating she set up a business in the music industry and had a successful career as a singer, which also gave her the opportunity to raise many thousands of pounds for various charities and undertake voluntary work with children. In 2017 she founded the York Proms. Before coming to York to study, Rebecca had worked in the energy industry, the IT industry, and spent her teenage years working as a carer and in the hospitality industry.
Rebecca’s degree focused on development economics and she has continued to explore the subject since graduating. She felt compelled to join the Labour Party after seeing the way the banking crisis was used as an excuse for austerity, and the subsequent rolling back of the state. Her studies in economic development and UK economic history had convinced her that a progressive government was essential for both a prosperous economy and society.
“I am excited to be standing for election in my home ward of Rawcliffe and Clifton Without. York is a fantastic city that I am proud to call my home, but I’ve seen it held back by both local and national government decisions. York needs a progressive, Labour run council that ensures York receives the investment, support and ideas for the city, and its residents, to thrive. Since becoming a mum, my desire to ensure a better future for all children has become even stronger.”