The Constituency Executive Committee are responsible for running the affairs of the Constituency Labour Party in the Devizes area.


Rachael Ross

Rachael Ross

I joined the Labour Party in 2017 around the time of the anniversary of Jo Cox death, with a sense that it was time to stop shouting at the tele and start to make a real difference locally. 

I have lived in the Pewsey Vale for over 20 years and spent my early working years in industrial relations in the energy industry. Nowadays I run a leadership and equality business which has involved me travelling to India, the US and across Europe.

I was born in London and developed strong values around fairness and the value of community right from my early days, attending a truly diverse inner London state school founded by Dame Burdett Coutts. 

I have been involved in social and political change throughout my working life and I am honoured to have been elected Chair of the Constituency Labour Party in Devizes and of the Wiltshire wideLabour Campaign Forum. I love working with our amazing Labour colleagues and members across our constituency and across Wiltshire. 

Please contact us if you would like to find out more about Labour, or if we can partner with you to help influence change to benefit our whole community.   

In DevizesI volunteer with Opendoors charity and have seen at first hand the impact of the political choice of austerity, especially on vulnerable and young people.

I am passionate about a making sure the UK stays as a community focused, internationalistcountry,where fairness and equalityare our values and where a Labour government can bring in the real change required: a radical new green industrial revolution serving the many not the few!  



Noël Woolrych

Noel Woolrych A veteran of the Constituency Labour Party I've been around for quite a long time.  I served as a Town Councillor for 12 years and epresented the Town as Mayor of the Millenium.


 David Smith

David Smith I joined the Labour Party some 25 years ago although I was a supporter of the party for many years before. Whilst living in Farnham Surrey I was active in the local branch of the Labour Party as a committee member and standing, unsuccessfully I might add, as a candidate for Farnham Town Council.
My roots are firmly in the Devizes Constituency as I was born and brought up in Pewsey and went to school in Devizes.
I studied at the University of Hull where I gained an honours degree in Political Studies.
After a teaching career in comprehensive education spanning forty years I retired back to Pewsey where I have been actively involved in the local community as a Parish Councillor, a school governor for Pewsey Vale School and as a volunteer at the Pewsey Heritage Centre.


Vince McNamara

Vince McNamara  I joined the Labour party in 2015, having been a supporter my whole life, but only recently got more involved with the local CLP. I have been one of the volunteer organisers of the Devizes Arts Festival for 5 years, so the first couple of weeks in June are always a little busy!

Originally from Yorkshire, my studies and work have taken me all over the world, spending time living in the USA, Switzerland and Ireland before moving to Devizes in 2012. I have a PhD in Biochemistry, and spent several years researching photosynthesis before moving into the field of IT where I now run a small software company based in Pewsey. 


Trade Union Liaison Officer

Di Harris

Di Harris

I was born in Cardiff but grew up in Wiltshire, returning to Cardiff to study for a degree in Clinical Biochemistry. After working in research for several years I left laboratory life behind to become a medical journalist - obtaining an MSc in Health Promotion and an MA in Mass Communication along the way. I turned freelance when family caring responsibilities meant I needed to be based at home, and during this time I began a 15-year relationship with a professional theatre company touring to schools, spending over 10 years as their Chair. Twenty years ago, I took a huge change in direction professionally and now write about international inland waterways.

I joined the Executive of Devizes CLP in 2016 as the Trades Union Liaison Officer. I’ve been an active member of the National Union of Journalists for many years and have held several national lay activist roles, which include sitting on committees dealing with Ethics, Equality and Freelance issues as well as representing the SW on the NEC. I am Chair of the Wiltshire NUJ Branch and a founder member of the White Horse (Wiltshire) Trades Council.

I have fought against inequality from early childhood and it has been a driving force throughout my life. I was a member of Bath Community Health Council, briefly a trustee with Kennet Action for Single Homeless before representing KASH on the board of the Salisbury-based homeless charity Alabare and I’m currently a trustee of a homeless charity in Swindon.

I care passionately about the NHS, the cuts in essential Council services, the need to support vulnerable people and the ever-growing inequality driven by government policies. 

Women's Officer

 Claire Page

Claire Page  I joined the Labour Party in April 2017, and I am also a member of the Labour Women’s Network. I’ve lived and worked in Marlborough for the last 14 years, but I grew up in Hereford, where I attended the local comprehensive school. I have spent my whole career working in education and I have been a Labour voter all my adult life.

I have an MA in Education and have worked in schools and colleges in both the UK and overseas, with a particular interest in young people’s mental health. I have worked to support unaccompanied refugee children in their schools, with university students and with secondary age pupils in both London and Wiltshire.

I am a strong believer in equality and have always promoted the rights of minority and marginalised groups to have their voices heard. Although much has changed for the better, I am distressed by growing wealth inequality.  I believe there is far more to do to create a fairer, safer and more just world for all, where everyone feels equally valued. I would like to see an end to all forms prejudice and discrimination.

I care deeply about education, health and social care and I trust in the next Labour government to prioritise these services.


IT Co-ordinator

Rod Evans

Rod Evans  

Membership Secretary
Youth Co-ordinator

Tom Murphy

Tom Murphy

 I am originally from Bath and have returned to Devizes after four years at University in Liverpool. I joined the Labour Party in 2015, but it was whilst living in Liverpool that I became fully engaged in politics. During the 2019 General Election I campaigned across the north west and was fortunate to meet many dedicated volunteers who give so much time and energy to the party. I was delighted to become Membership Secretary for our CLP in September, my first volunteer role within the Labour Party.


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Noël Woolrych

Noel Woolrych

I'm the tecky one!  Originally from London, I have lived in Devizes for 40 years. I've spent most of my adult life in the political arena (well since the Representation of the Peoples Act 1968).  As a Labour Party Member for over 25 years, I have represented the East Ward of Devizes for 12 years as a Town Councillor and the Town as "Mayor of the Millennium". I have stood as a candidate at Town, District & County levels.  As a local businessman I care passionatley about the local economy, tourism and the town in general.
I have been involved with homeless issues over the last 30 years and am a Trustee of Devizes Opendoors. I am a Director of the Devizes Development Partnership and manage the CCTV in the town (having been involved with Community Safety for nearly 40 years) and run the Town website. I've been involved with many of the town's major activities and organisations.




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