The Mayor

The Deputy Mayor - Councillor Barbara Fitzsimon

Portrait of the Deputy Mayor

Councillor Barbara Fitzsimon is the Deputy Mayor of Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council for the municipal year 2021 - 2022.

Barbara is married with two adult children and has lived in Hertfordshire since 1976, and Welwyn Garden City since 2004.

She worked for Hertfordshire County Council Social Services in Adult Care for 26 years. Barbara spent three years as an administrator in the Home Care Office, thirteen years as a Home Care Manager, then ten years as a Quality Monitoring Officer.  This involved monitoring home care agencies by visiting people in their own homes, covering the whole of Hertfordshire.

Following her retirement, Barbara joined local action groups to assist our MP Grant Shapps. She became Deputy Chairman for Membership on the Conservative Association Management for four years between 2012 - 2016.

Barbara has been a Councillor for Haldens Ward for five years.

Barbara is honoured to be invited to become Deputy Mayor. She is looking forward to attending events in the Borough and meeting many more of the residents who do so much in our community.