• Hertford & Stortford CLP

Labour Announce Candidates Selected in Bishop's Stortford & Sawbridgeworth for May Local Elections

Hertford & Stortford Constituency Labour Party have announced the candidates they have selected in Bishop’s Stortford and Sawbridgeworth for the local elections being held on Thursday 6th May. Elections will be held to Hertfordshire County Council and will include a by-election to Sawbridgeworth Town Council.

Milly Lynch has been selected as Labour’s candidate in Bishop’s Stortford, Rural. Milly has lived in Bishop’s Stortford for 12 years, and she has studied, worked and volunteered in the local area.

Milly said, “As we rebuild from the pandemic, we need strong local leaders to ensure our everyday services are run effectively and fairly. We must support local businesses and jobs, address the climate crisis and improve our public services. I will ensure local people have a real say in these decisions and that your voices are heard.”

Thomas Diamond has been selected as Labour’s candidate in Bishop’s Stortford, West. Having spent much of his formative years in the local area, Thomas now lives in Bishop’s Stortford and teaches at a local primary school.

“Working as a local primary school teacher, I have a strong connection to our community. With its friendly outlook and welcoming nature, I believe Bishop’s Stortford has much to be proud of. If elected, I promise to end the lack of scrutiny to council decision and look into manageable solutions to ease the town’s congestion issue,” Thomas said.

Dawn Newell has been selected as Labour’s candidate for Hertfordshire County Council in Sawbridgeworth, and for the by-election to Sawbridgeworth Town Council. Dawn was born in the local area and has lived in Sawbridgeworth for the past 15 years, and previously worked as a service manager supporting adults with learning disabilities.

Dawn said, “I want to be a Councillor for Sawbridgeworth to allow me to give something back to our community. If elected, I will stand up for a cleaner, green and safer community, to promote inclusion and ensure everyone’s voices are heard, and to support vulnerable people in the community.”