Given that the local elections are just around the corner on May 2nd, we thought we’d try and find out about some of the local candidates. As we bumped into Chris Lloyd during his door to door campaigning, we thought we would start with him……..
What inspired you to become a councillor?
I first started campaigning at Rickmansworth School. I wrote an article for the school magazine about the Liberals winning Rickmansworth, I organised a petition against Museum charges and I organised collections for many years for Save the Children Fund. I wanted to make a difference to the community I grew up in. I am passionate about Education as both my parents were teachers. I wanted the council to introduce door step recycling. I was first elected onto Three Rivers Council in 1991. I have been active on the Leisure committee, Vice Chairman of the Planning Committee, Chairman of the Environmental Forum.
What is you association with Rickmansworth?
I have lived in the Rickmansworth area most of my life. I went to play group in Rickmansworth and attended Rickmansworth School. I play sport at William Penn. My father came to the area in the 1930’s to teach at Merchant Taylor’s. When I was Chairman of Three Rivers Council I visited many local schools, youth groups, community groups.
What are the most important parts of your manifesto?
I am standing for election to Herts County Council because I believe Rickmansworth is getting a poor deal from HCC. The Conservatives are allowing our roads and pavements to fall apart, failing to provide much needed school places and letting down the disabled and both young and old. Too much is decided at County Hall without taking any notice of local people. If elected I will listen to you and work with you in the best interests of Rickmansworth. TRDC Lib Dems have shown how services can be provided more efficiently and effectively by working together, sharing services with neighbouring authorities, sharing the council building with the police or sharing investment in local facilities. Please trust me with your vote so I can use my energy and commitment to work for the Rickmansworth community.
If elected as Rickmansworth’s County Councillor, I will:
- Listen, learn and serve
- Hold advice surgeries
- Visit all schools and community groups in the area
- Attend county council meetings regularly.
- Represent Rickmansworth to the best of my ability
What are your interests outside of politics?
I campaign and fund raise for Christian Aid, support the Chorleywood Literature Festival, watch amateur and professional theatre productions, occasionally attend the Rickmansworth Historical Society, I am a Saracens and Watford season ticket holder. I enjoy playing badminton, swimming and running. I was a Games Maker on the Olympic Park for the Olympics and Paralympics. I work in Hertfordshire as a Project Manager. I am married to Yvonne and we have three grown up children who attended local schools.