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Ron Das Gupta Lib Dem candidate for Potters Bar West and Shenley

Ron Das Gupta is aiming to represent Potters Bar West and Shenley on Hertfordshire County Council. This is a large division which includes Ridge, South Mimms, Well End, and the Studio Way area of Borehamwood, as well as Shenley and the neighbourhoods of Potters Bar west of Baker Street.

EXPERIENCE Chartered accountant with fifteen years' experience in balancing budgets and maximising value for money for customers. Experienced in social housing and public sector work.
COMMUNITY Organised mental health events to promote wellbeing aimed at dads in the local community.
Supports a charity which provides music workshops for disadvantaged local children.

VALUES Committed to tackling climate change and supporting a free mental health service for all.

Ron's plan for Potters Bar, Shenley and Well End

  1. Safer, Better Highways Restore a fair share of county funding and fix roads and pavements. 20mph limits for residential roads.
  2. Stay in touch The Lib Dem team will continue regular residents' surgeries. A new hotline for reporting local problems.
  3. Greener More cycle lanes and rooftop solar power. Improve local bus services and household recycling.
  4. Fairer Expand free school meals for disadvantaged children. Pay carers a living wage.
  5. Healthier Improve the wellbeing facilities to let people engage with one another

  6. Cleaner Curb fly-tipping. Clean litter from our roadside verges and greenspaces.
  7. Friendlier Emphasise the sense of community Potters Bar and Shenley already has

Greener, Fairer, Healthier: A Better Hertfordshire

Read the full Hertfordshire Lib Dem manifesto here

Profile

Ron is a qualified chartered accountant and father of two sons. He has spent lockdown supporting family members who'd been seriously ill with Covid, and taking care of his children while his wife works for the NHS vaccination programme.

Having previously also taken a year off in his career to care for his father, who suffers from dementia, Ron has been striving to support his neighbours, fellow residents, and the local community.

As the son of parents who, as doctors, specialised in mental health, he's determined to improve mental health provision for Potters Bar and Shenley - and make community wellbeing a priority as we emerge from Covid and renew our local neighbourhoods.