The candidates hoping to win votes in the forthcoming Adeyfield by-election have been announced.
It has been called after Labour’s Keith White resigned from the post – following 18 years of representing the town – because he had moved out of the area to be closer to his elderly mother.
Looking to replace him in Adeyfield West is Labour’s Mike Moore, a former Hemel Town councillor. He is currently a member of the Hemel Hempstead Town Centre Partnership -an initiative that aims to bring together representatives who are passionate about the success of the town.
Also hoping to pull in the votes on Thursday, March 21 is Conservative candidate and Boxmoor actor Barry Newton, who will be appearing in a new ITV Saturday teatime series called Off Their Rockers, due to air from the end of March.
The 77-year-old has previously stood as a UKIP candidate in local elections before switching to the Conservative party, where he says he feels he can make more of a difference.
Liberal Democrat Herts county councillor for Hemel Hempstead’s St Pauls ward, Ron Tindall, who lives in Jupiter Drive, is also standing. He was a member of the Herts Police Authority and is a trustee of the Herts Domestic Abuse Helpline.
The candidate for English Democrats is Markyate householder and former village parish councillor Simon Deacon. He used to be a BNP member but left the party in 2010 because his views had changed.
Noel Swinford, of Briery Way, Hemel Hempstead, is UKIP’s candidate. The party has recently boasted of increased support in the town and launched a dedicated branch.