People

Richard Smith - County Councillor for Welwyn division

I have lived in Welwyn since 1961.  My wife, Erika, and I have four grandchildren - all at Hertfordshire schools.I was first elected to the County Council in 1993, and am a former member of both the Borough Council and the Police Authority.

Grant Shapps

Born in Hertfordshire in 1968, Grant was educated at Watford Grammar and Cassio College Watford, before studying Business & Finance at Manchester in the late 1980s. In 1990, Grant founded his own printing company at the age of just 21.Before becoming an MP, Grant started a small printing shop, which grew into a commercial design, print & web development company with clients throughout the UK and the rest of the world. Grant successfully established a team of fellow Directors who now run the business today without his input.

Sunny Thusu - Borough Councillor for Welwyn West

I am currently a local resident of Welwyn who has worked in Hertfordshire as a Child Trauma surgeon for several years. I have been fortunate enough to work within QE II in Welwyn Garden City and am devastated to see the disappearance of such a valued local asset.

Peter Hebden- Borough Councillor for Hatfield East

Peter Hebden is originally from Lancashire but grew up in the Middle East where he lived for 14 years. He has lived in Hatfield East for nearly 25 years and has 3 daughters and two grandsons; his youngest daughter is currently away at university studying Politics and International Relations.