Our candidate in the 2019 General Election is Kay Tart, Hitchin local, councillor and education campaigner. You can find out more about Kay and her campaign by clicking here.

Hitchin and Harpenden Constituency overlaps two district councils: North Herts District Council, covering Hitchin, and St Albans District Council, covering Harpenden, Redbourn and Wheathampstead. The whole constituency lies within the Hertfordshire County Council area.

North Herts District Council

No single party has a majority on North Herts District Council. Labour’s Martin Stears-Handscomb is the council leader, and the Labour Party runs the council in a joint administration with the Liberal Democrats.

Three wards in Hitchin have sitting Labour councillors:

Hitchin Oughton

Martin Stears-Handscomb: Leader of North Herts District Council & Chairman of the Employment Committee (martin.stears-handscomb@north-herts.gov.uk)
Clare Billing (clare.billing@north-herts.gov.uk)

Hitchin Walsworth

Elizabeth Dennis-Harburg: Executive Member for Recycling & Waste Management (elizabeth.dennis-harburg@north-herts.gov.uk)
Kay Tart: Chair of the Joint Staff Consultative Commitee (kay.tart@north-herts.gov.uk)
Mike Hughson (mike.hughson@north-herts.gov.uk)

Hitchin Bearton

Ian Albert: Executive Member for Finance and IT, Chair of Hitchin & Council Tax Setting Committees (ian.albert@north-herts.gov.uk)
Judi Billing: Executive Member for Community Engagement, Chair of Standards Committee (judi.billing@north-herts.gov.uk)
Val Bryant (val.bryant@north-herts.gov.uk)

A further eight Labour councillors on NHDC represent wards in the North East Hertfordshire constituency area.

St Albans District Council

No wards within Hitchin and Harpenden constituency currently have sitting Labour councillors on St Albans District Council. Six Labour councillors represent wards in the St Albans constituency on SADC, and the leader of the Labour group is Malachy Pakenham, cllr.m.pakenham@stalbans.gov.uk.

Hertfordshire County Council

Labour has ten county councillors. Hitchin North councillor Judi Billing is leader of the Labour group.

Clockwise from left: Martin Stears-Handscomb, Ian Albert, Elizabeth Dennis-Harburg, Claire Billing, Kay Tart, Judi Billing, Val Bryant.
Clockwise from left: Martin Stears-Handscomb, Ian Albert, Elizabeth Dennis-Harburg, Claire Billing, Kay Tart, Judi Billing, Val Bryant.
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