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  • Map of Hertsmere Lib Dem Candidates, May 2021 ()
    Article: Apr 17, 2021

    On May 6th 2021, England is having it's biggest set of elections ever. In Hertsmere we are electing our representatives for Hertfordshire county council and two borough by elections. Plus residents have a say in the election of Hertfordshire's police and crime commissioner.

    Greener, Fairer, Healthier: A Better Hertfordshire

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    Sam North - Police and Crime Commissioner Candidate
    Policing with Fairness, Determination and Ambition

    We have a fantastic opportunity in Hertfordshire, not only to change the way that policing is done, but to set an example for other forces and law enforcement agencies across the country to deal better with crime, tackle injustice and maintain safety and security.

    As an ex-police officer, I have a deep understanding of the limitations of the police service, of the difficulties that they face, and of the very real concerns that have been raised time and time again to consecutive home secretaries that have fallen on deaf ears. That is why at the 2019 General Election I ran against Priti Patel and took the message to her that she is failing the police.

    I know how to solve the significant issues the police face, I have an intrinsic understanding of how police forces could and should operate, of how they can improve their functionality, and of how important it is for police services to be empowered to deal with the ever changing environment in which they operate.

  • Document: Apr 7, 2021
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    Greener, Fairer, Healthier - A manifesto for a Better Hertfordshire

    We are pleased to launch the 2021 Liberal Democrat manifesto for Hertfordshire County Council elections.

  • Article: Apr 3, 2021
    By Mione Goldspink in The Flyer, March 2021

    Local Matters with Mione Goldspink March, 2021.

    Town, District and County Councils have been busy setting their Budgets and the size of Council Tax for the next financial year. Central Government has given financial support for some of the Covid-related expenses, but funding for some other services has been reduced, so District and County Councillors have faced difficult choices. As a Liberal Democrat, I question the wisdom of the Conservative administration at East Herts in saddling the District Council with so much borrowing repayment in order to fund its enormous capital programme. Was it not risky to have a £122Million programme for Old River Lane, Grange Paddocks, Hertford Theatre and Hartham Leisure all at the same time? I realise that no one could have predicted the Corona Virus pandemic and its detrimental effect on the Council's finances. Nor could anyone have anticipated Central Government's very sudden changes in the rules about public sector borrowing. These changes instantly disqualified part of the East Herts programme. However, there was one negative effect which could have been predicted, and that was the extra expense caused by Brexit, causing increase in costs.

  • Stadium Update - Golf Course owners seek development
    Article: Mar 31, 2021

    Bushey Liberal Democrats have been working hard with residents to oppose plans for Watford FC to move to Bushey - and specifically, to build their new stadium on Bushey Hall Golf Course.

    In a new development, the course's owners - Veladail Leisure - have now formally put the site forward for potential inclusion in Hertsmere borough's local plan.

  • Woman Walking
    Article: Mar 28, 2021

    It's Time to Unmask Violence Against Women for what it really is - Violence by Men

    99% of gender-based violence is committed by men. So why are they often absent from the conversation? Sarah Everard's murder has spotlighted the prevalence of violence by men - and women have had enough.

    By Wera Hobhouse, Mar 23, 2021 5:03

  • Article: Mar 28, 2021

    BOXMOOR VILLAGE TRAFFIC STRATEGY

    March 2021

    Background

    A number of factors mean that traffic in Boxmoor has worsened in recent years to the point where it is many residents' major complaint with the locality. These trends include:

    • > increased car ownership;
    • > young people living with their parents longer;
    • > people travelling more and further for work;
    • > many families dropping children at school for safety reasons;
    • > increased volume of delivery vans on the road.
  • NHS Nurse
    Article: Mar 21, 2021

    NHS Staff should get the Pay Rise they Deserve

    he Liberal Democrats passed a motion today backing a pay rise for NHS staff, recognising the huge effort made by NHS workers during the pandemic.

    By Munira Wilson, Mar 21, 2021 10:03

    The Conservative Government's offer of a 1% pay rise is an insult to the hard working NHS staff who have worked tirelessly to keep us and our loved ones safe.

  • Helping Young People
    Article: Mar 21, 2021

    Here's how we help young people

    We need a bold plan for students and young people in England.

    By Daisy Cooper, Mar 21, 2021 4:03

    Young people's lives have been severely disrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic. Lockdowns have taken a toll on young people's education, mental health and future prospects - hitting those with fewer resources especially hard.