Greens announce candidate for Council by-election

16 May 2023

Following their success in the recent local elections, in which they gained a second councillor, St Albans District Green Party has announced its candidate for the St Peter’s by-election on 13 June.

Juliet Voisey lives with her husband and 3 children, and has been in St Albans for 17 years. 

She is very active in the community, coordinating the local Greenpeace group and volunteering with Butterfly World, St Albans Community Pantry and her school PTA. Recently she’s been working with a group that is lobbying the Council to reduce its use of harmful pesticides. 

Green councillor Simon Grover described Juliet as “a genuine, hard-working campaigner who knows how to get the job done. She works with me here in St Peter’s ward and would be a brilliant addition to the Council.”

Juliet describes her priorities if she was elected as:

  • Holding the Council to account on issues like the market and road closures 
  • Helping residents to stand up against unsuitable developments
  • Promoting options for walking, cycling and public transport
  • Stopping Council decisions being made behind closed doors
  • Action on reducing pollution, tackling climate change and protecting trees
  • Swift reporting of fly-tipping, rubbish and missed bin collections

Her ambition is “to make St Albans a greener, healthier place to live”.

In the local elections on 5 May, Simon Grover was re-elected with 46% of the vote in St Peter’s ward. In Clarence ward, Matt Fisher was elected with 51% of the vote, overturning the Lib Dem majority.

The by-election in St Peter’s ward has been caused by the resignation of Lib Dem councillor Danny Clare.