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Former district reporter to stand for Liberal Democrats on old patch

Emma VarderA former district reporter is set to stand for election in the town she covered.

Emma Vandore has been chosen as the Liberal Democrat candidate for a vacant seat on Sawbridgeworth Town Council.

Emma, pictured, was previously Sawbridgeworth reporter for the Bishop’s Stortford Independent when it began covering the town in 2019.

She will stand in a by-election for the seat on 6 May.

Emma told the Independent: “As well as deepening my knowledge and affection for our lovely town, I want to help our town council address the realities of life for young local working families.

“This motivated me to stand.”

She added: “One pressing concern is the traffic pressures likely to be caused by the new developments, particularly at drop off and pick up.

“Working with my Liberal Democrat colleagues – including county candidate Joe Dumont – I promise to work tirelessly to ensure this does not become unsustainable.”