Jeff Phillips
County Council Candidate for Harpenden South-West
Jeff is focused on health matters, as a non-executive director of Herts NHS Community Trust, and housing, as a former Treasurer of Shelter in England & Scotland (currently Treasurer of Shelter in Wales). Jeff was a member of the SDP from its formation and has been a Liberal Democrat for over 15 years. Locally, Jeff is heavily involved in education (a governor at Manland Primary School, and is a current Herts Education panel member for school appeals and exclusions) and also district planning (member of a local parking planning group). 

Paul de Kort

County Council Candidate for Harpenden North-East


Paul de Kort is married with two grown-up children. He has lived in Harpenden for 24 years. Both his children went to school at local state primary and secondary schools (Manland and Sir John Lawes)

Paul has an Economics and Politics degree from Bristol University. He has worked in the education sector for over 15 years and is currently a teacher and Head of Sixth Form at a Hertfordshire state secondary school. School. For fourteen years previously he worked in the oil industry in commercial management roles, commuting to Central London, via the Thameslink service in the last five of these.

Paul has supported local community sport in coaching roles and is a strong believer in volunteer involvement in broadening community wellbeing. His particular political interests are in education, mental health service provision, sport and leisure provision and housing supply.

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