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.

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 »

Jul 142012
 

Roma Mills scored a remarkable victory on Thursday, reclaiming the Batchwood District Council seat she lost just eighteen months ago. The bye-election victory saw local residents deliver a resounding victory for the popular local figure, she received 55 per cent  of the vote thanks to a 15 per cent swing to Labour, taking votes equally from Liberal Democrat and Conservative.

The Labour councillor said that, having held the position of local councillor for more than 20 years before losing the title at the 2010 district elections, she already has a good understanding of the issues affecting the area and its residents and the needs of local people Continue reading »