#CanvassingQuestions: St Albans Interviews – Mary Maynard (Harpenden East)

With the UK local elections just days away. I have restarted my #CanvassingQuestions series to find out some more about the local St Albans District Conservative Candidates.  This post covers an interview with Mary Maynard, the candidate for Harpenden East: Why do you want to be a councillor ?  Working as a management consultant for over 25 years, […]

#Canvassingquestions – St Albans interviews – Michael Weaver (Harpenden West)

Why do I want to be a Councillor? I have been a Town Councillor for 9 years, which has been a great apprenticeship for becoming a District Councillor. This year I have been Harpenden`s Town Mayor. I now feel I can bring to the wider district in St Albans the benefit of all the experience […]

#Canvassingquestions – St Albans interviews – Heidi Suzanne Allen (Marshalswick South)

Why do you want to be a St Albans district councillor? Because I genuinely believe that while our country is in difficulty, it is time for those of with energy, skills and determination to step forward and offer our services. I believe in David Cameron’s Big Society; so where better place to start, than my […]

#Canvassingquestions – St Albans interviews – Simon Calder (London Colney)

As part of my new series of canvassing questions I thought it would be useful to shine a light on some of our St Albans District Conservative Candidates.  This post covers an interview with Simon Calder, the candidate for London Colney: Why do you want to be a St Albans district councillor?  I want to […]

The return of #canvassingquestions

The local and London Mayoral elections are upon us once again.  Which for anyone connected to a political party, means the next few weeks will be a great period for keeping fit.  Or to put it more more accurately – pounding the streets canvassing and delivering leaflets. More importantly, it’s a time where we are […]

Thank you from your new Harpenden East District Councillor

For those that may not have already heard, I am very pleased to announce that on Friday 7th May 2010, I was elected as the St Albans District Councillor for Harpenden East. The position is a real honour and I am looking forward to working hard to represent our community. This includes delivering on promises […]

Peter Lilley out in Harpenden

After catching up with Rt Hon Peter Lilley MP on Thursday night at the Harpenden Hustings, Peter kindly came out to canvass with me in Batford on Saturday too. We had a great turnout from many of the local Conservatives team including councillors and supporters, and the weather was glorious, which always makes canvassing even […]

Bad weather, good day.

I was out and about in Harpenden all day on Saturday again with lots of Councillors and supporters. The weather was awful with Winter having one last downpour before Spring.  We didn’t mind though – we met hundreds of local residents across Harpenden East and gained lots of really useful feedback. Once again, we had […]

Out and about in Harpenden

Several supporters, Councillors and the Town Mayor were out with me again on Saturday to canvass local residents across Harpenden East on Saturday.  As usual people were friendly and willing to let us know their thoughts on local issues. As you can imagine, I had lots of conversations with people across the course of the day, […]

Another weekend in Batford

I was joined by lots of local Town, District and County councillors, our Town mayor and local supporters on Saturday whilst out in Batford.  We spent the day meeting residents again this weekend and I came away with lots of feedback. In particular, concerns with Batford Springs came up several times.  The nature reserve is located […]

Harpenden Bias?

I am pleased to see my letter to the Herts Advertiser has been printed this week about the anti-Harpenden tone of the ruling Lib Dem St Albans District Council in the recent Full Council meeting. As you will see from my letter to the Herts Advertiser (http://bit.ly/aZcABr) my frustration was borne out of the fact the […]