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A series of interviews with some of the local councillors for St Albans

A series of interviews with some of the local councillors for St Albans


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A series of interviews with some of the local councillors for St Albans




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Councillor Anthony Rowlands, Ashley

Anthony Rowlands has represented Ashley Ward on the City and District Council since 2006. From 1986 until he stepped down in 2003, he represented Marshalswick South Ward. Since 2017 he has been County Councillor for St Albans East. He is Portfolio Holder for Community, Leisure and Sport and Deputy Leader of the Council. He was [...]


Councillor Chris White, Clarence Ward

We talk to Councillor Chris White about his work as a Councillor and the concerns of people in his ward, plus his ambitions for the District. Chris White is the Liberal Democrat district councillor for Clarence Ward and the county councillor for Clarence and St Peter's wards. He has been a councillor for 27 years [...]


Councillor Chris Davies Verulam Ward

We hear from Councillor Chris Davies, the Liberal Democrat Councillor for Verulam ward about his ward and some of the issues he deals with as a District Councillor. Chris is at the latter stages of first term of office as Verulam ward Councillor and is motivated to re-stand for election this May in order to [...]


Councillor Jacqui Taylor, St Peters

We talk to Councillor Jacqui Taylor, the Liberal Democrat councillor for St Perets Ward on St Albans District Council. Jacqui has been the district councillor for St Peter's ward since May 2018. She grew up in Sheffield, studied chemistry at university in Nottingham and lived in Cambridge before moving to St Albans in 2004/5. She [...]


Councillor Clare Julien, Marshalswick North

Liberal Democrat Councillor Clare Julien talks to us about the City and her ward and the issues she is passionate about. Clare has lived in St Albans since 2008 and is a single mother to her 2 children both at local primary schools. Clare is a Chartered Accountant who works part time for a charity in London [...]


Councillor Stephen Barrett, Verulam

We meet Liberal Democrat Councillor Stephen Barrett and hear about what he thinks are the big issues in his ward and across the City Stephen moved to St Albans in September 2017 and was elected to the District Council in May 2019. He represents the Verulam which encompasses the Cathedral, Verulamium Park and surrounding areas [...]


Councillor Helen Campbell, Marshalswick South

We meet Liberal Democrat Councillor Helen Campbell. Helen tells us what matters to people in her ward and what she thinks are the priorities for the District. Helen has lived in St Albans for 17 years and feels privileged to live in such a beautiful city. She has two teenagers who keep her on her [...]


Councillor Liz Needham, Batchwood

We meet Liz Needham, the Liberal Democrat councillor for Batchwood Ward. Liz talks to us about the area, and her priorities. Liz has lived in St Albans since 1990. She has two grown up children and one grandchild and lives with her dog, Lucy. She works as an accountant and runs her own small business. [...]


Councillor Simon Grover, St Peters

We meet Green Party District Councillor Simon Grover and talk about the issues he feels are priorities in our area. Simon was born and brought up in St Albans and lives here with his wife and daughter. He is a writer and actor and has been a St Albans Green party councillor since 2011. He [...]


Councillor Josie Madoc, Clarence Ward

We meet Councillor Josie Madoc who is the Liberal Democrat Councillor for Clarence Ward in the centre of St Albans. Josie has always lived in St Albans, and was even born in St Albans hospital! She went to school here, and has held various jobs here too. Josie's children now go to school here and [...]


Councillor David Mitchell, Redbourn

We meet Councillor David Mitchell who is an Independent District Councillor for Redbourn Ward and Chair of the Redbourn Parish Council. David is a retired Television Producer and Director. He worked for the BBC for most of his career but also made programmes for ITV and was an Executive Producer for Channel 4. David has [...]