We meet Liberal Democrat Councillor Stephen Barrett and hear about what he thinks are the big issues in his ward and across the City

Stephen moved to St Albans in September 2017 and was elected to the District Council in May 2019. He represents the Verulam which encompasses the Cathedral, Verulamium Park and surrounding areas (up to and covering the estate surrounding Waitrose).

Having become politically active in the run up to the referendum in June 2016, he says he is very much someone that wants to be in the system trying to make things better rather than on the outside wishing it better.

For a day job, Stephen is a School Business Leader in a large Secondary School - responsible for everything but the teaching (finance, HR, Health & Safety, compliance, etc).