Hatfield West

There are three candidates in Hatfield West – read below to find out who they are and what they stand for.

This seat is currently held by the Conservative Party.


Liberal Democrat – Hazel Laming, of Briars Lane, Hatfield

Hazel Laming has lived in Hatfield for over 47 years and is known and loved by most sections of the community there.

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She previously served on both the town and borough councils and was famous for her impeccable service and outstanding attendance record.

Despite losing her seat in 2008 after boundary changes she has campaigned on local issues through Action Hatfield and the Anti-incinerator Group.

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She is a school governor for Howe Dell School, treasurer of the local Breathe Easy Group, a member of the Fair Trade Group and a steward and junior church leader at Oxlease Church.


Conservative – Kim Langley*, of Stanley Drive, Hatfield

My pledges for Hatfield West:

? I will continue to be your voice in all aspects of the Council, however large or small

? I will continue to let unreasonable landlords know what their responsibilities are

? I will continue to improve the environment including replanting and dealing with rubbish and general litter


Labour – Cathy Watson, of Hawkshead Road, Little Heath

I am a retired health worker and have lived in the Welwyn Hatfield area for 15 years. I have been an active party member for five years and share people’s concerns over Hatfield Town Centre, the proposed incinerator, increasing privatization of services and the challenges that ever-increasing numbers of students are bringing to the area.

Currently the people of Welwyn Hatfield are also facing unprecedented cuts in services. I would like to see many more Labour councillors being voted in this year to help fight these cuts and to help reverse the decline of the area.


*sitting councillor

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