Youngest ever candidate for St Stephen Parish Council

HE may be one of the youngest ever candidates to stand for election in St Albans, but that is not going to stop 18-year-old Josh Molloy from fighting for a seat on St Stephen parish council.

Josh, of Maplefield, Park Street, has been selected by St Albans Labour Party to run in the parish council by-election, which takes place next Thursday.

And at 18 years and 43 days on polling day it is thought the A-level student will be the youngest ever candidate to stand for local election in the city.

The teenager, who will cast his first vote in an election next week, said: “There aren’t enough young people in local politics and yet a lot of the major policies at the moment disproportionately affect young people.”

He added: “Leisure and transport are two of the big issues I see in Park Street.”