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.