Barbara Fitzsimon - Borough Councillor for Haldens

I am married with two adult children and have lived in Hertfordshire since 1976, and Welwyn Garden City since 2004.

Working for Hertfordshire County Council Social Services/Adult Care for 26 years, I spent three years as an administrator in the Home Care Office, thirteen years as a Home Care Manager, then ten years as a Quality Monitoring Officer.  This involved monitoring home care agencies by visiting the service users in their own homes, a job covering the whole of Hertfordshire.

Following my retirement, I joined local action groups to assist our MP Grant Shapps. Since then I have become the Deputy Chairman for Membership on the Conservative Association Management for four years between 2012 - 2016 and I am currently the Area Chairman North.

I have also spent my time working for Carers in Herts. I am an active member of a local litter picking group and a keen committee member of the Patient Participation Group for the Moors Walk/Peartree Practice, a post I have held since 2014.

Elected as a Councillor in May 2016, I now represent the Haldens Ward, an area I care deeply about improving.

I am honoured to have been invited to become the Mayor for 2018/19, and I attend many events in the Borough and, meet many residents who do so much within our community.

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Harry Bower - Borough Councillor for Sherrards

My family and I have lived in Templewood, Welwyn Garden City in the Sherrards ward for nearly 29 years. I was born in Manchester but have resided in a number of places, including growing up in New Zealand. living in Scotland and going to university in Leeds   In 1981 we. myself.

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.

Fiona Thomson - Borough Councillor for Handside

I have been a Conservative Councillor  for Handside Ward since 2008, representing residents on issues as diverse as housing, planning, parking, education, health, refuse, trees, neighbour disputes, noise nuisance and ASB.

Roger Trigg - Borough Councillor for Welwyn East

Roger Trigg is married to Carole and they have 4 children and 10 grandchildren.  They have lived in Oaklands Welwyn for 45 years.

Before retiring in 2000, Roger worked as a Director in a medium sized construction and housing company for 25 years.