Michael Bartlet is a mediator and university lecturer in Law and Alternative Dispute Resolution at SOAS London.He is a volunteer community mediator and trustee of Mediation Hertfordshire.He is married with two children and has lived in Verulam Ward, St Albans, since 2004. Michael also writes for Open Democracy on Under 18s in the Armed Forces, Votes for Prisoners and Parliament’s role in implementing the EU Referendum.
Michael has taught in schools, colleges and adult education including for the WEA and British Council in Ecuador. He worked as Parliamentary Officer for Quakers in Britain (1996 to 2013) and as a trustee of the Refugee Council to 2005 to 2010. His priorities in representing Verulam ward are to ensure the District Council is firm in its negotiations with Affinity Water to preserve and enhance the unique chalk stream environment of the River Ver; to press for a Fairness Commission to review the services it offers to all residents; and to see the Council taking effective action to bring empty properties back into use.