Mum’s the word for Rachael

May 31 2019

A COUNCILLOR has become a mum after her daughter was born 13 weeks early.

James and Rachael Hunt with their daughter  Photo:  Clare Shapcott

Rachael Hunt and her husband James welcomed their child, who weighed 1lb 7oz, earlier this year. Announcing the news on Facebook, Rachael said: “There have been some difficult days as other NICU parents will understand, but our little girl is proving to be one hell of a fighter and is overcoming every challenge she has been faced with.
“We want to offer our gratitude to everyone who has been in touch, offered their support and well-wishes during this tough time. A massive thank you also goes to Southmead Hospital NICU and their skilled and compassionate staff. They take such care of the babies (and parents) in their charge.”
In May Rachael was re-elected to represent Emersons Green and Lyde Green on South Gloucestershire Council, and will serve a second term as a town councillor. James has also
returned to a seat on the town council after a four-year absence.
Rachael told the Voice: “It was a particularly trying time for my husband James and I leading up to the election with the birth of our newborn daughter, but I felt very supported throughout and with her coming home very soon, and our success in the election, I am over the moon!”
To find out more about Rachael and her work, visit her Facebook page: www.facebook.com/cllrrachaelhunt/