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Jul 042013
 

ballot-box2Labour had a successful night in the May 2013 County Council elections, making 12 gains across Hertfordshire and scoring two big wins in St Albans.

Roma Mills was returned as councillor for St Albans North and Dreda Gordon claimed The Colneys in a tightly fought race. Both seats were previously held by Liberal Democrats.

Across the county, however, it was the Conservatives who suffered most, losing 9 seats.

Newly elected Councillor Gordon said she was “absolutely delighted” with her win.  “It was one of our target seats so we knew there was a possibility of winning it but there is still quite a lot of variables, for example when UKIP joined the race.

“Labour have held The Colneys before so we knew it was doable but we knew there was a lot of work to do.”

She added: “Labour will certainly be more powerful opposition then we have been before and I think that is healthy for democracy.”

Your Labour councillors are already working for local residents, arguing for a fairer deal from the Conservative controlled council.

You can find full details of the election results on the County Coucnil website.

 

Jul 042013
 

Roma-HeathNewly-elected Labour County Councillor Roma Mills has got straight to work for the residents of St Albans North.

Roma has been speaking to officers at the County Council to press the case against development of the lower field on Bernards Heath. The Council are planning to sell off the field along with the adjacent Ariston Works site. Roma is campaigning for the site to remain as a precious green space.

Roma has also met with local police officers to discuss priorities for neighbourhood policing teams, and pushed for action to tackle speeding  and dangerous driving to remain high on the agenda. In particular, she drew the attention of the police to the concerns of residents about the situation on Beech Road, Marshalswick Lane and Sandridge Road.

Oct 062012
 

George Osborne must take immediate action on fuel prices to ease the pressure on families who are already facing a tough year and their incomes squeezed.

Sign up and tell George that he has to…

  • Immediately reverse the Tory-led government’s VAT rise on fuel – which has added nearly 3p to the cost of a litre of petrol.
  • Use the Budget to look again at the annual fuel duty rise due in April.
  • Work with other finance ministers to keep the supply of oil flowing and get world oil prices down, especially now. Continue reading »
Oct 062012
 

The NHS is a top priority for Labour and we will always support it.

The Tories used to say that too – but that was before the election.

  • David Cameron promised: “We will guarantee that health spending increases in real terms, in each year of the Parliament”
  • David Cameron promised: “We will stop the top-down re-organisations of the NHS that have got in the way of patient care”
  • David Cameron promised: “I will protect frontline services” Continue reading »
Jul 272012
 

Andrew Dixon and St Peters Labour team have called for the speed limit on Sopwell Lane and Albert Street in St Albans to be reduced to 20 miles per hour. After hearing numerous stories from local people about the dangers of speeding traffic on the streets and the frequent damage caused to parked cars, Andrew has lead a campaign to get the District and County Council to deliver safer street for residents.

Earlier this year Andrew presented a petition with 98 signatures to the joint district and county council highways committee calling on them to reduce the speed limit and protect local people. The issue will finally come up for discussion this summer and Andrew is keen to hear from all those local people who have concerns about traffic. Continue reading »