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Iain Smith

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

Steve Wilson

Steve Wilson

save the tip - Steve Wilson & Ron Tindall

Steve & Ron - Save Hemel Tip


what is your motivation for wanting to stand for election?

Having lived in Hemel Hempstead since 1954 and having a very thorough knowledge of the county, I am now keen to stand for public office to help ensure that Hertfordshire remains one of the best counties in England in which to live. As a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, my professional experience as a Senior Teacher of Geography and Economics has given me extensive experience of Secondary Education as well as a good understanding of the needs and planning issues affecting people in both rural and urban communities. I have also worked on protecting the natural environment whilst balancing the need for people to live and work in the area.

who or what inspired you to stand for public office?

I firmly believe in traditional Liberal values of fairness and equal opportunities for all and my own activity in local politics was inspired by the likes of Roy Jenkins and Shirley Williams in the early 1980's whose balanced views supported both strong private and public sectors in the economy. I have good public speaking, debating and organising skills as well as the time needed to carry out the duties of public office.

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

I am currently the Chairman of Hemel Hempstead Liberal Democrats, Vice-Chairman of Dacorum Environmental Forum, Secretary of the Friends of Gadebridge Park and work with the Friends of Shrubhill Common and the Friends of Halsey Field, both local nature reserves. I have opposed the LA3 development in Hemel Hempstead since it is on Green Belt land. I have also written extensively about the negative impact it would have on water resources and river flow in both the Gade and Bulbourne valleys.