Local Elections 2021
Supporting our Communities.
We’re proud that our party is made up of local people who care about our town. We support community facilities like Friendship House when we see them threatened by the Conservatives and we come together to say no to overnight closures at the QE2 Hospital in Welwyn Garden City. Our members lead community support groups, serve in foodbanks, and work in the fantastic NHS vaccination programme.
Your Labour candidates in Hatfield Villages
Margaret Eames-Petersen – Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council (Hatfield Villages)
Moyna Aicken – Hertfordshire County Council (Hatfield South)
Philip Ross – Hertfordshire Police and Crime Commissioner
(Scroll down to read more about your candidates)
Vote Labour on Thursday 6 May 2021
This election if your chance to choose a positive plan for Welwyn Hatfield’s future.
Labour will keep your council tax low while protecting key services, much like the Labour-led Council have done in Stevenage.
We’ll stand up for Health and Care workers. Labour Councillors voted for a proper pay increase for those who have been there for us during the pandemic while the Conservatives were proposing NHS pay cuts. Only Labour will bring in free parking for nurses and health workers while fighting cuts at the local QE2 Urgent Care Centre.
Labour is fighting to save vital community services like “Friendship House” in Hatfield as the Conservatives block it from being used while they work out how to pocket as much money and profit from the site as possible.
For too long greed, waste and dodgy deals have come before local people and local needs.
You can stop this right now. Vote Labour and help us put you first.
*Labour Stevenage Band D Council Tax = £1904.20
Conservative Welwyn Hatfield Band D Council Tax = £1970.47
Visit our Elections 2021 page to read our pledges across housing, business, the environment, emergency services and supporting our local community in full and see what a Labour council could do for Welwyn Hatfield.
"I've been fighting for Hatfield Villages on the County Council where I stood with you to defend Ellenbrook fields, and I want to take that fight to the Borough Council too." Margaret Eames-Petersen, Labour Candidate – Borough Council
Labour Candidate – Borough Council
I will defend green spaces and promote better planning in Ellenbrook as your Borough Councillor. I led the successful campaign to stop the quarry and save Ellenbrook park as a County Councillor in September 2020. I will push the Borough to establish the promised Ellenbrook Park Preservation Trust. I have listened and acted to help residents in the last four years. I presented the evidence of bromate underground with Ellenbrook residents at critical times to make a difference in getting the quarry rejected. I will push for residents to be consulted about parking issues before agreeing restrictions.
I have championed the continuing need for Friendship House for the elderly in Hatfield, particularly during the Covid pandemic, and recently have enabled Herts Independent Living service to step in, when Tory run Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council cut funding and did not support it. We need a Labour-run Borough council to care for Friendship House and residents in Hatfield.
I work in public health and continue to be concerned at the lack of a GP practice, community facilities and secondary school in the Villages area. I will push for these to be built and seek to give the area better Borough public services.
I am proud to be Hatfield Mayor, opening the new “Nast Hyde” play area in Ellenbrook in 2020. I am a champion for Hatfield and its people, and now ask the chance to be your Borough councillor.
"My faith is in our ability to make this community a strong and resilient one that flourishes in being there for each other." Moyna Aicken, Labour Candidate – County Council
Labour Candidate – County Council
My home has been in Hatfield since 2009 and I believe in putting my efforts into the community I live in. I’m rooted in this community and have wide life and management experience. I’m a qualified Life Coach and Trainer and regularly invest my time and expertise in helping people deal with day to day issues as well as extreme difficulties.
To me, we are all equal as human beings and everyone deserves a chance.
I’ve lived and worked in many countries and recognise and celebrate diverse cultures – a great ongoing education. Having spent some time at the Hatfield Citizens Advice Bureau I’m aware of some of the needs of this community, and I look forward to speaking with you directly.
My faith is in our ability to make this community a strong and resilient one that flourishes in being there for each other. The Labour Party and I will be there for you.
As your County Councillor I will be vigilant in continuing to stop the Quarry and to see promises kept for Ellenbrook Park. I care about the community to stop flooding, to maintain roads safely and to support children’s and older people’s care. I will fight to keep Friendship House as a centre for health and well-being in Hatfield.
"We need a safe, secure Hertfordshire, online, at home, and in our streets. We need to protect our businesses and our countryside too." Philip Ross, Labour Candidate for Hertfordshire Police and Crime Commissioner
Labour Candidate for Hertfordshire Police and Crime Commissioner
My goal is to ensure that we are all safe online, in our homes, and on the streets. Our key priority is to focus on anti-social behaviour. I am going to appoint a new anti-social behaviour commissioner who will ensure that councils, the police, and other groups such as housing landlords must work together to solve complaints. We will be focusing on county-line drug gangs that target school-age children. We will introduce an intelligence-led policing model so that we can prevent and detect crime and go back to effective community and neighbourhood policing.
Remember, have your say on the local elections.
Vote Labour on Thursday 6 May!