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Steve Wilson & Joe TooveyYour Hemel Town Candidates for the 2nd May 2019 local elections


What made you want to stand for council?

Steve: I want to give people a stronger voice in deciding on the future direction and development of the town. Having lived in Hemel since 1954, I care passionately about the town. I am independently-minded and an expert at researching the evidence behind local issues. I have a wealth of useful and practical knowledge to bring to many different debates.

Joe: I decided to stand for election after seeing the hard work Hemel Lib Dem councillors have done to improve people's lives locally and their opposition to the Council when it tried to ignore residents by pushing through bad decisions. I want to scrutinize the Council's proposals and challenge them when they're not acting in our interests.

A little bit more about each candidate

Steve Wilson: Steve Wilson is a recently retired Geography Teacher, fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and the Secretary of Friends of Gadebridge Park. He is also a committee member for the Friends of Halsey Fields wildlife site and Vice Chairman of the Dacorum Environmental Forum. He has recently joined the Education Committee of the Box Moor Trust. He was Chairman of Leverstock Green Cricket Club for fourteen years and still does voluntary work for the club. Steve Wilson is a dedicated Watford Football Club supporter, so you will see him wearing his football scarf on the doorstep!

Joe Toovey: Joe is a lifelong Hemel resident and studied law at Cambridge University. While at university, he has campaigned to keep street lights on at night and to increase funding for student mental health services. Joe has campaigned on countless doorsteps with the Hemel Hempstead Lib Dems, fighting to protect our local environment and to stop plans to fine homeless people, and has also worked for national groups including Unlock Democracy.