There are seven candidates vying for two seats in Howlands – read below to find out who they are and what they stand for.
Both seats are currently held by the Conservative Party.
Liberal Democrat – Jonquil Basch, of Heather Road, WGC
Jonquil was born and has lived in WGC all her life. She is passionate about maintaining the values and the spirit of the town.
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She has huge personal concerns about the financial squeeze and the impact it will have on local services, and will fight to maintain these.
Has been a Liberal Democrat all her voting life and believes ours is the only party with the insight and commitment to achieving positive results in our community.
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Labour – Alan Chesterman, of Homestead Lane, WGC
Liberal Democrat – Caroline Duke, of Ludwick Way, WGC
Caroline Duke lives locally and knows the community and would love to serve as a councillor.
As a former nurse, Caroline is passionate about health care.
She is currently retraining as an archeologist and is working on heritage projects in the Garden City.
Conservative – David Hughes, of Heronswood Road, WGC
Conservative – Stan Tunstall, of Chilton Green, WGC
Our pledges for Howlands:
? We will work with you towards solving the problem of non-residents parking in your streets
? We will encourage activities for young people in order to reduce antisocial behaviour
? We will ensure that Howlands has priority when it comes to street cleansing and refuse collection
Labour – Dean Milliken, of Linkfield, WGC
"I have lived in Welwyn Garden City for many years with my family. My daughter goes to Commonswood School.
"I work locally for a bus company and as a result know the area and its people very well.
"I am standing as a candidate because I feel it is vital that ordinary, decent people are given a real voice in these tough times. I pledges to hold local surgeries in order to work for residents who need help and to always listen to local people in order to represent their views effectively."
Green – Jill Weston, of Meadway, WGC
"I have lived near Howlands Ward for 26 years and worked in the ward for eight years.
My aims are to:
• ensure the community centre in Howlands Ward goes from strength to strength, providing local people, including children and young people, with a place to meet, learn and enjoy themselves
• fight to stop Tesco building a megastore in Broadwater Road – this would devastate our town centre
• fight to stop an incinerator being built in Hatfield – bad for people and the environment
• fight to have more renewable energy, including solar panels on our council buildings"