Emma Matanle

District Councillor for Sopwell

Emma Matanle

T: 01727 855 523

Emma Matanle is a robust campaigner with strong community values and the determination to get things done for residents.

She is the chair and co-founder of the Fair Funding for All Schools Campaign in St Albans, and has worked in communications and publications, and as a researcher, for a wide range of organisations, including BBC World News and UNCHS Afghanistan, a UN Agency responsible for urban rehabilitation.

Emma is a member of The Royal Institute of International Affairs, Amnesty International, and the United Nations Association.

Mandy McNeil

District Councillor for Sopwell

Mandy McNeil

T: 01727 855 523

Mandy McNeil is active in the local community both as a campaigner and as a volunteer in the charity and not-for-profit sector. She is a board director of Radio Verulam, St Albans’ community radio station, and champions local independent food and drink businesses via St Albans Tastes.

She is vice-chair and campaign manager for Save St Albans Pubs and Save UK Pubs, and is responsible for transforming the campaign for local landlords into a national campaign for independent publicans, fighting for fundamental business rate reform. 

Mandy is a World Trade Centre survivor and as a result has an understanding and empathy for those who have suffered from prejudice, shock, grief and trauma.


Sandy Walkington

County Councillor for St Albans South
(covering Sopwell and Verulam wards)


T: 07802 177317

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 Peters 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.




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