Cllr Chris Davies
Chris is the candidate for St Albans Verulam ward. Chris has lived in St Albans for 6 years, prior to this living in London and spending 12 years working abroad in Hong Kong and Australia. Chris has enjoyed a 25 year career with financial services both in wealth management and running his own research and development consultancy.
Chris became active with the LibDems post the 2015 general election. This is down to Chris’s firm belief in civil liberty and the need for inclusive and progressive liberal values in our modern day society. Being a businessman Chris realises the need to identify and manage key risks such as crime, highway repairs, health and safety.
At the recent regional conference Chris proposed a motion to ensure the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) recognises Mental Health as a major illness and stop the current DWP benefit sanctions regime targeting those who suffer this debilitating illness. The motion was passed and will be followed through at this year’s federal conference.
Cllr Edgar Hill
T: 01727 370519
17 New England Street, St Albans, AL3 4QG
Edgar was elected as Councillor for Verulam Ward in 2014 and has a background in Financial Services. He moved to St Albans with his wife and two young daughters in 2008 and quickly became involved as a local activist.
He works closely with local Resident Associations to address issues such as parking, antisocial behaviour and the causes of littering.
“I am enjoying my term as Councillor, my experience on Scrutiny, City and Neighbourhood and Planning Committees, as well as the Officer relationships I have formed will continue to prove invaluable in supporting the residents of Verulam in the years to come.”
89 Westfields, St Albans, AL3 4LY
Fred Wartenberg has served as the District Councillor for Verulam ward since 2008. He has been involved in a wide variety of issues, from resolving a dispute between residents and a local school, to tackling anti-social behaviour in public spaces, to helping to start a residents' association, to dealing with anti-social behaviour around the Brickie green space. He has also defended residents' interests at the Planning Committee and worked to get the service road to the new Westminster Lodge agreed.
Both he and his wife have lived and worked in Verulam ward for many years; it's where they brought up their family. They both taught at local schools, but are now retired. They continue to be involved in the local community however, playing an active part in the German Lutheran congregation of St Albans as well as the Verulam Residents' Association. Fred served as the Membership Secretary of the Verulam Residents' Association for seven years prior to his election as District Councillor.
Sandy Walkington - County Councillor for St Albans South (Sopwell and Verulam wards)
T: 07802 177317
6 Hobbs Hill, Welwyn, AL6 9DS
Sandy is County Councillor for the St Albans South division covering Sopwell and Verulam.
He was an apprentice in Cold War Berlin and also worked as a printer, crane operator, fettler, and swarf clearer.
After university and qualifying as a lawyer, he worked in the oil industry in London and New York before becoming Director of Public Affairs for British Telecommunications and then holding the same role at Transport for London.
He is a former parliamentary candidate for St Albans and also a former district councillor for St Peter's ward. His particular interests at County Hall are adult care, environment and transport.
As a Liberal Democrat he sums up his philosophy in four words: Freedom, Fairness, Green, International.