Hello! Thanks for visiting my website.
My name is Claire Hiscott and I'm delighted to be the new Chair of Bristol and Gloucestershire Conservatives.
I have been the Horfield Councillor on Bristol City council since 2013 and am committed to 'getting stuff done' for residents, the city of Bristol and the UK.
I'm an accidental politician, my experiences on the front line of the NHS propelled me into this sphere. After preventing both a ' poisoning by illiteracy' and a 'suicide of desperation' I knew I could no longer stand by and hope things would get better, or remain satisfied with treating just one patient at a time. So I joined the Conservative party in 2012 and now I love 'getting stuff done' for local residents and helping keep a Conservative government in Westminster.
Over my lifetime I have always seen a Labour government leave the country in a financial mess, no matter how good the economy is, they always manage to spend more money than the country can afford, and sadly its always the average working man in the street that suffers.
As a pharmacist in the NHS I’ve seen so many factors affect people’s lives over the last 20 years and I believe it’s only the Conservative party that really delivers on social mobility.
For the last 7 years as a local councillor I have been working every day to improve the opportunities for everyone in our city.
I have secured £150k for a community centre in my ward of Horfield and the plans are currently being approved so work can start soon.
I helped set up the WORKS programme - getting work experience placements for young people so they can aspire to careers they may never have known about. I was part of the bid team that secured over £4m for the West of England to improve skills training for those in low waged employment. I am determined that everyone gets access to the opportunities they deserve to improve life for themselves and their families.
I am now part of the cross-party group to make Bristol a carbon neutral city and am challenging the Mayor to improve air quality.
Getting stuff done is what I love!
As Chair of the Bristol and Gloucestershire Area I will be supporting Conservatives across the region get out the message about the work they are doing to improve their towns and cities.