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Iain Smith

Candidate for Hemel Town County Council Seat (Apsley - Boxmoor - Town Centre)

Iain Smith Nov 2016

Iain Smith

Sally Symington and Iain Smith

iain@hhlibdems.org.uk

Iain grew up near Glasgow but has been based in Hemel for the last 20 years. He is a qualified solicitor and has worked in the commercial property departments of Glasgow City Council, Manchester City Council and latterly Hampshire County Council, from which he has recently taken early retirement.

Locally Iain is a member of the committee of AViD (Arts Venue in Dacorum), which campaigns for a new arts venue to replace the Pavilion which was demolished a number of years ago. He is also a Friend of the Box Moor Trust and participates in Neighbourhood Action.

what is your motivation for wanting to stand for election?

I am motivated by wanting to make things better for the local community, for example improving street lighting and getting the Council to do something about the poor state of the roads and pavements. Health and social care services are deteriorating. I would like to see these services improved and brought closer to the people who use them.

who or what inspired you to stand for public office?

I developed a strong belief in human rights/civil liberties when I was growing up, which led me to join the Liberal Party whilst a student at University.

what skills and/or experience can you bring to the Council if elected?

Being a Councillor means you can make things happen. Having spent most of my career working in the public sector, I have developed an understanding of how to achieve changes and improvements by working with council officers and other councillors.