BUILDING A FAIRER ST ALBANS
This is the website of the St Albans Labour Party. We’re working to create a better, fairer and stronger community in St Albans. We want you to be part of our campaign.
On this site you’ll be able to find out more about the work the local Labour Party is doing to make our city a decent place for all local people to live and work. We encourage you to look around and we welcome comments and suggestions. And, if you like what you see and would like to contribute we’d be happy to welcome you as a member of our growing and vibrant local party.
The constituency of St Albans elected its first Labour MP, Cyril Dumpleton, in 1945 and since then the seat has switched between Labour and the Conservatives. The most recent Labour MP for St Albans, Kerry Pollard, held the seat between 1997 and 2005. In St Albans, since the Second World War, only Labour has been able to beat the Conservatives in a General Election.
St Albans is a good place to live, a city with many advantages. However, the public image of our city as a prosperous dormitory for a population of commuters travelling to well-paid jobs in London must not be allowed airbrush out the real needs of many local people.
The current economic crisis – with its threat to jobs, falling wages and rising prices – has hit local families hard. Housing costs are extremely high and a lack of affordable housing makes it difficult for families to stay together and drives key workers out of St Albans. Our environment – the things that make the city a pleasant and desirable place to live – is threatened by developments that pursue quick profits without caring for the long-term impact on the town.
Labour wants to work with local people to keep preserve what is best about our city and to build a St Albans that is a fair, safe and better place for us all to share.