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 East
Cathy Watson – Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council
Glyn Hayes – Hertfordshire County Council
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.
"Having been a trustee of the Women’s Refuge I am committed to policies that protect women and reduce the stress that families are under." Cathy Watson, Labour Candidate – Borough Council
Labour Candidate – Borough Council
Hi there! I’m Cathy Watson, a retired health worker, who has lived in Welwyn Hatfield for 25 years. I have served on the Council before, and therefore know quite a bit about how the Borough has stagnated over the last 20 years.
I have also been a trustee of the Women’s Refuge and so am committed to policies that protect women and reduce the stress that families are under, especially at the present time. I firmly believe that Welwyn Hatfield desperately needs a Labour Council that puts ordinary people first, especially the vulnerable, supports community services and protects the environment.
"I have has worked with Labour’s Shadow Defence team to work on Labour’s policies for the Armed Forces and Veterans." Glyn Hayes, Labour Candidate – County Council
Labour Candidate – County Council
I was born in Hatfield and have lived here for most of my life. A Veteran, I joined the Army from school, serving overseas in the late 90s early 2000s.
After completing my service, I became a local Scout Leader in Hatfield and enjoyed teaching the Scouts and helping them grow into young adults.
In 2014 wanting to make a positive change for Hatfield, I joined the Labour party and was elected to WHBC representing Hatfield Central. I successfully proposed that the market move from Market square to the High Street and campaigned to save Hatfield Fire Station from the threat of being turned into flats by the Conservative County Council.
In 2017 I suffered a life changing accident resulting in being a wheelchair user with a permanent disability. I am a champion for disability rights throughout Welwyn Hatfield.
I am also the Borough Council’s Veteran Champion, and has helped many Veterans across the Borough as well as Forces personnel due to leave the service navigate the Local Authorities in the area.
More recently I have has worked with Labour’s Shadow Defence team to work on Labour’s policies for the Armed Forces and Veterans ensuring they get the recognition they rightly deserve.
"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.
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Vote Labour on Thursday 6 May!