We talk to Councillor Jacqui Taylor, the Liberal Democrat councillor for St Perets Ward on St Albans District Council.

Jacqui has been the district councillor for St Peter's ward since May 2018. She grew up in Sheffield, studied chemistry at university in Nottingham and lived in Cambridge before moving to St Albans in 2004/5.

She lives with her husband who grew up in St Albans, attending Cunningham and Townsend schools, and for the first ten years of living here, she commuted into London for work as a data and IT systems manager.

Jacqui then became much more involved with local community projects as well as volunteering with the Open Door winter beds for rough sleepers. This led to her taking on the housing portfolio role in May 2019. She hasn't owned a car since 2005 and therefore walks to and from most places locally and is always happy to stop and chat about local issues.


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