In May 2022, Councillor Clare Steel was elected Councillor in the Clydebank Central Ward of West Dunbartonshire Council.
She is a mum and unpaid carer to her teenage twin daughters, Holly and Katie. Katie has complex medical health needs and requires round the clock care.
Councillor Steel is an active Campaigner for Disabled children and for Unpaid Carers. She is currently the chair of Carers of West Dunbartonshire Carers Centre. Councillor Steel's passion is helping people in the community, giving a voice to people who maybe can't use their own, and being an advocate for people who need that support.
She is a member of the COSLA Children and Young People Board and is Convener of Education Services in her own Council.
She is also a volunteer panel member with Children’s Hearing Scotland