ANOTHER of this year's May Election candidates has launched her campaign in Malvern.

Rachel Clutterbuck is standing for Reform UK in the Malvern Trinity Division, and spoke about what she wants to see in the area.

She said: "From conversations I have had with local constituents, I know I am not alone in believing that the Government has mis-managed its response to the COVID-19 pandemic over the last 12 months.

"I am also not alone in believing that there is currently no viable parliamentary opposition, and this has allowed the government to push through hugely damaging measures that 12 months ago would never have been believed.

"To me, the May elections are all about recovery. They are about choosing a candidate that can be trusted to support the community and its businesses as we begin the process of recovering from the impacts of this Government mismanagement.

"Most important for me is to work towards repairing the damage that has been, and continues to be, done to children.

"As a mother of three, I have experienced the challenges of home-schooling first-hand.

"Like many others, I have also had to juggle this with my job. I have experienced the wide-ranging effects that the last year has had on my children and listened to many other parents who have shared their own concerns.

"If elected, I will push to invest in children’s health, and throw my support behind the Malvern Pump Track Project and similar initiatives that promote the physical and mental wellbeing of our children.

"As a candidate who has lived and worked in Malvern for most of her life, I can honestly say that most of my local concerns will be your local concerns.

"As your Reform UK Party candidate I believe in more power to local areas, promoting common sense local spending to protect local facilities and services, and cutting wasteful spending.

"I am passionate about doing whatever I can to support local small businesses in their recovery and regeneration and will lobby for free town centre parking and business rate cuts in order for this to happen.”