Fifty-four Liberal Democrat candidates have put themselves forward for a place on St Albans City and District Council this year.
Due to ward boundary changes, all seats are up for re-election, which is why most voters will be placing crosses against three names at the ballot box (with the exception of Colney Heath, Marshalswick West and Redbourn.)
Each of the 20 wards across the district has at least one Liberal Democrat candidate, with the majority boasting a full complement of three.
Council leader Chris White said: “Our impressive slate of candidates is testament to the fact that Liberal Democrats want to be visible and engage with their communities.
“Keeping our council in Liberal Democrat control will mean that we can continue to carry out our vision for a ‘climate-ready’ St Albans – something we’ve already made huge progress on by topping recycling rates and smashing emission reductions targets.
“Looking forward, we want to increase the role of councillors - and therefore residents - in examining planning applications and protecting our precious local environment. And we’ll keep campaigning against the government’s out-of-date housing numbers, which are unnecessarily threatening our green belt.
“We will also continue our already successful and award-winning work on inclusive local housing for local people, and the significant investment in quality community facilities.”
Daisy Cooper, MP for St Albans, added: “I’m really proud to back our candidates. We have a great set of real community champions, with a drive to get stuck in, help local residents, and take the district forward".
“I’m urging anyone who shares our values to cast all of their votes for their local Liberal Democrat candidates on Thursday 5 May.”