Former Labour leader to stand again in St Albans by-election

A FORMER Labour group leader on the district council who lost her seat last year by just one vote has signalled her intention to regain the St Albans ward she held for 22 years.

Roma Mills (pictured), who stood for Labour in last year’s General Election, will be contesting the Batchwood ward by-election for the party on January 19.

The former county councillor and Mayor of St Albans is taking another shot at the seat after Lib Dem councillor Amanda Archer, who beat her by one vote, resigned 19 months into the job after being promoted at work to a post which does not allow her to be actively involved in politics.

New Greens resident David Partridge is standing for the Lib Dems in the by-election and Tim Smith will be the Tory candidate.