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  • Article: May 10, 2021

    Counting has just finished for two Bye-Elections on Dacorum Borough Council, one in Tring Central and the other in Leverstock Green.
    Both were caused by the deaths of the incumbents.
    The win in Tring Central brings the Liberal Democrat seat total back to 19.

    Tring Central

    Liberal Democrats - Sheron Wilkie 925 55%
    Conservatives 438 26%
    Green 172 10%
    Labour 137 8%
  • Article: May 9, 2021
    • Liberal Democrats have gained five seats on Hertfordshire County Council.
    • HCC now has 23 Liberal Democrat members, along with 46 Conservatives (down 5 seats), 7 Labour (down 2 seats), one Green and one Independent
    • Conservative Leader of the Council lost his seat to a Liberal Democrat candidate
    • St Albans is now under Liberal Democrat control
    • Liberal Democrats have gained an extra seat on Three Rivers District Council
  • Newly elected County Councillors 2021 Sally Symington, Nigel Taylor, Adrian England & Ron Tindall
    Article: May 9, 2021

    Liberal Democrats have gained five seats on Herts County Council. 1 of those in Hemel Hempstead, and another in Berkhamsted

    Hemel Hempstead Town (Apsley, Boxmoor & Town Centre) was gained by Adrian England. Hemel Hempstead St Paul's (Highfield, West Adeyfield & Old Town) was held by Ron Tindall both wards were heavily contested but at the end of the day, local people can see the hard work that Adrian and Ron currently do and will continue to do for them.

  • Nigel Taylor
    Article: May 8, 2021


    Liberal Democrats 2949 votes 51.8% Nigel Taylor
    Conservative Party. 1695 votes 29.8%
    Green Party............. 557 votes 9.8%
    Labour Party........... 487 votes 8.6%
    Total votes cast...... 5688
    Turnout 47.3%


    Liberal Democrats 2814 votes 50.1% Sally Symington
    Conservative Party. 1686 votes 30.0%
    Green Party............. 614 votes 10.9%
    Labour Party........... 504 votes 9.0%
    Total votes cast...... 5616
    Turnout 45.6%

  • Cross on ballot
    Article: May 6, 2021

    You can vote TODAY until 10pm

    This election is the first to take place under covid regulations, and there are a few new rules that you need to be aware of:

    • Bring YOUR OWN PEN to the polling station
    • Bring a FACE MASK to the polling station
    • If you need a lift to the polling station Community Action Dacorum can help, call them on 01442 212888
    • If you have yet to post your postal vote, you can take it along to any polling station in Dacorum
    • Most political parties won't have people outside polling stations, you can tell us when you have voted here instead
    • A list of Lib Dem candidates can be found here
    • The Lib Dem Manifesto for County Council & Police Commissioner are here
  • Bushey Elections 6th May 2021 (Ordnance Survey and National Statistics)
    Article: May 2, 2021

    On May 6th 2021, there are elections across the UK for councils, Mayors, and devolved parliaments. It's the biggest ever single day of polling outside a general election. And here's what's happening in Hertsmere.

    • We will be electing councillors to represent the borough's residents on Hertfordshire County Council. For this purpose, the borough is divided into seven local areas, each of which elects one councillor. Hertsmere Lib Dems are aiming to gain seats from the Tories, who currently hold all seven. Across the county as a whole, the Lib Dems - currently the second-largest party and official opposition - are seeking to take control of the council, and make a greener, fairer, better Hertfordshire.
    • In Bushey we elect two county councillors, one for Bushey North where Laurence Brass is standing for the Lib Dems, and one for Bushey South where Paul Richards is the Lib Dem candidate.
    • Bushey will also be electing a councillor to represent Bushey North on Hertsmere Borough Council. Bushey North is already proudly represented by Lib Dem borough councillors, but one of the trio, Andrew Melville, is stepping aside as he's moving to Worcestershire to set up home with his partner - hence the by-election.
    • There is also an election for Hertfordshire's police and crime commissioner - in which all Hertsmere's registered voters can cast their ballot.
  • House building ()
    Article: Apr 22, 2021

    Dacorum Borough Council Conservatives have belatedly seen the light on the proposed development in the Local Plan they put out for consultation over the Winter. The Lib Dems (the opposition in Dacorum Council) tried several times to persuade them to reconsider this consultation, but all those motions were voted down. However it appears that now (days before another election) is the time they have chosen to announce they are doing what Lib Dems, Residents Associations, local groups and thousands of individual residents, have been demanding for months. Many of us may well wonder about the reckless waste of time, effort and taxpayers money, when the problems were clear from the outset.

  • Stop The Stadium
    Article: Apr 21, 2021

    Fairer, greener, healthier: let's make a better Bushey

    Your Bushey Lib Dem county council candidates on May 6th are:

    Bushey North - Laurence Brass

    Bushey South - Paul Richards

    And Alan Matthews is standing in the Bushey North Borough by-election.

    Here is a summary of their election pledges.

    Laurence, Alan, Paul and all Bushey and Watford Lib Dems, oppose Watford FC building a new stadium on Bushey Hall Golf Course.
    We will fight to preserve the site as open, public greenspace - and honour the public consultation.
    Restore a fair share of county funding and fix Bushey's roads and pavements. 20mph limits for residential roads.
    The Lib Dem team will continue the regular residents' surgeries. A new hotline for reporting local problems.
    Expand free school meals for disadvantaged kids. Pay carers a living wage.
    More cycle lanes and rooftop solar power. Improve local bus services and household recycling. Fight back against flytipping.
  • Article: Apr 19, 2021

    Herts Lib Dems are pleased to announce that the following candidates will represent the party in the County elections on May 6th. Please get in touch with us via this website or call us on 07845 736 921 if you would like to speak with your local candidate.

    Abbotts Langley - Sara Bedford

    Baldock and Letchworth East - Richard Winter