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This is the official website for West Hertfordshire Liberal Democrats.

Chair: Sally Symington; 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.

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  • Croxley Station
    Article: Mar 21, 2018
    Transport for London (TfL) recently announced the names of 13 more London Underground stations to be made step-free. But when it came to South West Hertfordshire the list included Rickmansworth - but not Croxley.

    TfL claimed that Rickmansworth is a cheaper and less complex scheme than Croxley. Nick Hollinghurst, Lib Dem County Councillor for Tring, who is a member of the HCC Cabinet Panel dealing with transport, said, "That may be true but both stations need step-free access - and anyway, if one station needs a complex scheme it clearly indicates that there is a greater need there. So actually, what TfL thought was an excuse for failing to make Croxley step-free, was really an admission that they'd got it wrong twice. In fact Croxley is the station they should be doing first!"

  • Event: Apr 5, 2018 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM

    Meet at Jack & Alice Loves Tring.
    5th April: 7.30 pm to 10.30 pm
    50, High Street, Tring HP23 5AG

    Come along! Bring as many friends as you can! Non-members welcome.

  • Document: Mar 20, 2018
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    This is the Manifesto that the Liberal Democrats drew up for the 2017 General Election. It remains an accurate statement of our policies and aspirations. Unlike the Tory and Labour Parties, the Liberal Democrats have not withdrawn any of their proposals.

  • D Train Prototype ()
    Article: Mar 18, 2018

    "D-Trains for Bedford to Bletchley" was the headline that caught my eye.
    VivaRail has signed an agreement with West Midlands Rail Ltd to supply three new Class 230 'D-Trains' for use on the Marston Vale Line between Bedford and Bletchley. This is the first order for Class 230 trains, which are rebuilt London Underground District line stock. The trains should enter service in December 2018. D-Trains are designed to accept power modules that can be diesel, battery or, in the future, hydrogen fuel cells. The first battery vehicle will be ready this spring.

  • Ballot Box
    Article: Mar 14, 2018

    Including of course the Liberal Democrat's spectacular win in Dacorum's Northchurch Ward with a 36% swing, the Tories actually lost all of the six council seats they were defending that night. This is symptomatic of their steady decline as a viable political party.

    In Dacorum (Northchurch) they lost to the Liberal Democrats.
    In East Hampshire (Petersfield, Bell Hill) they lost to an independent.

    In Nottingham UA (Wollerton West) they lost to Labour
    In Rutland UA (Oakham SE) they lost to an independent
    In Westhoughton TC (White Horse Ward) they lost to the Liberal Democrats
    In Medway UA (Rochester West) they lost to the Liberal Democrats

    The Tories did manage to hold the West Ward on Peacehaven Town Council in their 7th defence of the night.

    Labour made one gain from the Tories (in Nottingham, as above) but in Bolton they lost the Farnley Ward to an independent.

    The Liberal Democrats suffered no losses, made three gains from the Tories (as above) and held Denton Ward on Newhaven Town Council. This means the Liberal Democrats clearly had the best of the night.

    Despite present appearances, the Tories appear to be in a serious decline, with fewer members than the Liberal Democrats they are finding it impossible to run any sort of meaningful campagn in a growing number of places across the UK.

  • Lara Pringle Wins
    Article: Mar 13, 2018

    Conservative complacency took another hit on Dacorum Borough Council (DBC) on Thursday night (8th March 2018) as Liberal Democrat Lara Pringle won a decisive victory in two local By-Elections. One was to fill the vacant Northchurch Ward on DBC and the second to fill a vacancy on Northchurch Parish Council. Both vacancies had resulted from the death in January of Cllr Alan Fantham who had held both seats.

  • Document: Mar 11, 2018
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    The last leaflet of the successful Northchurch By-Election - just for completeness!

  • supperclubsofa
    Event: Apr 17, 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.

  • Document: Feb 24, 2018
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    Introducing Lara Pringle, the Lib Dem candidate in the Northchurch DBC By Election

  • Lara's Campaign off to a Good Start!
    Article: Feb 18, 2018

    Lara Pringle lives in Northchurch and has done for over 15 years.

    She has two young sons who went to St Mary's Primary School.

    She has served as a parent governor and is well known in the village.

    Lara Pringle is the Liberal Democrat candidate for both the vacancy on the Parish Council and also for the vacancy on Dacorum Borough Council.