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This is the official website for West Hertfordshire Liberal Democrats Local Party.
The West Herts Liberal Democrats campaign in the Parliamentary Constituencies of Hemel Hempstead and South West Herts - from Long Marston and Tring in the North West to Rickmansworth and South Oxhey in the South East.

Chair: James Davies; Secretary: Rosemarie Hollinghurst; Membership Development Officer: Nick Hollinghurst Click name to contact.

The Liberal Democrats exist to build and safeguard a fair, free and open society, in which we seek to balance the fundamental values of liberty, equality and community, and in which no-one shall be enslaved by poverty, ignorance or conformity.

Recent Updates

  • supperclubsofa
    Event: Jun 19, 2018 7:30 PM

    On the third Tuesday of each month we have our Supper Club here in Berkhamsted.

    We discuss politics and anything else we choose to talk about.

    It gives us the chance to get to know each other and to put the world to rights.

    We welcome all Lib Dem members - and anyone of a similar mindset - who would like to join us.

  • Cllr Mark Watkin with concerned parents
    Article: May 29, 2018

    Lib Dem spokesperson for Children's Services, County Councillor Mark Watkin has expressed his dismay at the decision to severly cut funding for the provision of an ongoing services at Nascot Lawn beyond October. This decision was taken without any review ot the current needs of the families.

    He said, "During the meeting a number of the Board members expressed their sympathy for the plight of these children, yet when the moment came for them to support these words with action, they remained mute. It was shameful!"

    They have been warned by the County Council's Health Scrutiny Committee that if they don't improve their engagement with parents, their decision will be referred to the Secretary of State." It looks like they have a long way to go."

  • Cluttered Junction Northchurch
    Article: May 26, 2018

    The DBC Development Control Committee, which newly elected Lib Dem Councillor Lara Pringle addressed last night as Ward Councillor, unanimously voted to refuse planning permission for a development at Dudswell that involved a long, narrow access road onto an already complex and cluttered junction on the busy A4251.

  • Thameslink train
    Article: May 26, 2018

    Liberal Democrat County Councillors have unanimously backed an all party motion condemning the problems caused to travellers in Hertfordshire by train companies, Network Rail and the Department of Transport. The County Council agreed to tell them all that they are failing to look after the interests of Hertfordshire residents and businesses.

  • The House of Lords. Image: UK Parliament
    Article: May 25, 2018
    By Richard Newby

    Yesterday evening just a handful of votes stopped us from giving the British public the final say on the Brexit deal.

    If the Labour leadership had voted with us last night, the amendment would have passed. But they didn't.

    On this key issue, the Labour party has gone missing in action.

    At the outset of our campaign, few believed we would get this close. But the momentum is now with us.

  • Steffan Aquarone
    Article: May 25, 2018
    By Steffan Aquarone

    Lots of people care about political issues, but feel that local politics can't affect the things that 'really matter'.

    I thought about this myself when I was deciding to stand for election last year.

    I was conscious that I was about to pour six months of my life into getting elected when there was virtually no chance of my party being in charge.

  • Automatic Train Operation
    Article: May 25, 2018

    Thameslink passengers are now experiencing one of the first self-drive train journeys on a UK mainline - although they may not realise it! In combination with Network Rail's new digital signalling system, trains are being run every 2 - 3 minutes St Pancras and Blackfriars.

    The use of Siemens self-drive technologyis expected to boost capacity by 60,000 passengers across 80 stations on 12 different routes during 2019. The routes will pass as far north as Peterborough and Cambridge, and south down to Brighton and Maidstone.

  • Northchurch Bye Election 2018 Results
    Article: May 17, 2018

    The By-Election had been called after the sad death of Alan Fantham, the long-serving local councillor on both DBC and on Northchurch Parish Council. Alan was born and bred in Northchurch and had been a local cricket star.

    Alan had served on DBC as a Conservative, but the party could not find anyone locally willing to stand for them. They had to ask an Aldbury resident to be their candidate instead.

  • Document: May 5, 2018
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    Thank you to the people of Northchurch for their strong support for Lara Pringle - now elected as their Dacorum Borough Councillor - plus news of recent developments.

  • Article: May 4, 2018
    By Robert Johnston

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    Thanks to all members and friends who made it possible for the Liberal Democrats regain Three Rivers District Council.

    Congratulations to the winning councillors and to the whole team.