Rachel has lived in Newmarket for 25 years, and has known Newmarket well since she was an undergraduate at Cambridge University. She has worked as a lawyer for many years and she and her husband, racehorse trainer John Gosden, have brought up their four children up in Newmarket.
Having served on Newmarket Town Council since 2011, and was Chair of the Newmarket Neighbourhood Plan Group which successfully passed a referendum in 2019 to ensure that residents of Newmarket are able to protect their Town
District Councillor Newmarket East
Rachel is Councillor for the West Suffolk District seat of Newmarket East and is the Vice-Chair of the Local Plan Working Group and Vice-Chair, Licensing.
County Councillor for Exning and Newmarket
Rachel is Cabinet Member for Education, SEND & Skills. She has overseen and implemented a wholesale review, reassessment and reform of Suffolk’s SEND services; as well as campaigning for higher standards of academic achievement for our Suffolk children whilst supporting children and young people who require specialist services.
Rachel is also a Newmarket Town Councillor
Rachel is also a Newmarket Town Councillor and has been Mayor of Newmarket three times. With fellow Councillor, Andy Drummond, she conceived and implemented the very successful Newmarket Covid Community Helpline in March, 2020. This Helpline assisted countless Newmarket residents throughout the pandemic. Rachel also manned the Helpline every day for 2 hours during the pandemic.