Charlotte Smith

Charlotte Smith, Chair

I joined the Labour Party to help close the gap between Whitehall and the general population. I am a volunteer refugee caseworker and through this role I have encountered vast numbers of service users that have suffered great injustices at the hands of the current economy. I want to play an active role in a political party that fights for change, promoting forward thinking and collaborative working with Members.

 

Steve Ritchie

Steve Ritchie, Secretary & Environment

I am a chartered Mechanical Engineer managing a small Renewable Energy company based in Berkhamsted. I am passionate about climate change issues and see the Labour party as offering the best way forward to ensure both net 0 and a fair society for the many in the emerging energy revolution. I will campaign against all forms of cronyism where private companies capitalise on the rapid changes necessary.

 

Jill Timms

Jill Timms, Membership

Jill has been Women’s Officer for Berkhamsted and Tring for three years and part of the CLP EC for one. She joined the Labour Party as a student and now works as a University researcher and teacher, specialising in sustainability, ethical trade and workers’ rights. She is a mother of two young boys and loves a good walk and/or demo.

 

Pam Stonebrook

Pam Stonebrook, Membership

Pam worked on the 2019 General Election; both canvassing and as one of the campaign leads. Whilst still remaining a very active Campaigner she also looks after our members As Membership Officer she is keen to welcome new members and keep in contact with our existing, helping them find a place in our community.

 

David Laird

David Laird, Campaigns

As a lifelong Labour Supporter, I have always been an avid campaigner for social justice. I grew up in a family of NHS workers, and weekends would often be spent campaigning with my parents to stop the closure of community hospitals in the late 80s and early 90s. My own career began in an ex-mining community, teaching in a Junior School. More recently, I have worked all over the World as a British international school headteacher. Returning to the UK with my family, I am looking forward to campaigning to oust the Tories in South West Herts. If you can volunteer your time to support the Campaign Team, I’d love to hear from you.

 

James Salway

James Salway, Youth

I joined The Labour Party because I believe we need to tackle the major issues of our time - poverty, inequality and climate change - and that by doing so we can create a fairer nation. For that, we need to build a movement: join today at https://join.labour.org.uk/

 

Alistair Bassett

Alistair Bassett, Youth

I am 23 and I live & work in Chorleywood. I studied European politics at university in Canterbury and have been a member on and off since 2013. I love being on the doorstep and chatting to voters and have campaigned at both local and national elections. I am passionate about youth engagement and increasing youth turn out at elections. I'm really looking forward to getting more young people voting stand at next year's council elections

 

Peter Scott

Peter Scott, LGBT+

Chartered Engineer, Councillor in Manchester area for 34 years. Party member since 1969.

 

Margaret Gallagher

Margaret Gallagher, Treasurer

I have been a member of the Labour Party since 1980 and undertaken various roles within the branch since then. I have been actively campaigning for the Labour Party throughout this time.

 

Gill Spooner

Gill Spooner, Women's Officer

I have recently retired and have 2 daughters and a granddaughter. I have always worked in IT and in my experience women have in the past and still are very much under-represented in this field. I am keen to promote opportunity and equality for everyone, in every arena.

 

Jim Spooner

Jim Spooner, TULO

TULO stands for National Trade Union & Labour Party Liaison Organisation. I have lived in the SW Herts constituency for 42 years. I have been a life long member of the Trade Union movement. I moved to the UK in 1978 and I was employed by Leeds City Council. I Joined NALGO which was the National And Local Government Officers’ Association. It was one of three trades unions who amalgamated to become Unison. After my retirement I joined UNITE which I am currently a member.

 

Janet Cullen

Janet Cullen, Policy

For the last twenty-five years I was a headteacher in a large inner-city comprehensive school. I want to support the local party in engaging with and contributing actively to national policy. The Labour Party is at a crossroads and I look forward to using my public sector experience to contribute going forward.

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