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Our candidate for the 2019 General Election is Sally Symington (@SallySymington)

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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.


  • Sally Symington with Campaign Team Berkhamsted
    Article: Jan 17, 2020

    The Liberal Democrats - Independent of Big Business, Independent of Big Unions.

    This gives them the independence and freedom to promote their social values and to represent you and your community.

    But independence alone is not enough. To get things done in government, such as free school meals for under 7s and the 'triple lock' for pensions, you need the backing of an organisation and an effective political party.

    It is difficult to stand up against the twin monsters of the Conservative and Labour Parties. But an independent political party do so - and can get things done.

    When the Liberal Democrats were in government, they took 3 million people out of paying income tax.

    The Liberal Democrats also put in place measures that have already resulted in a greater increase in sustainable energy production for the UK than either Labour or the Conservatives. And over time these measures will continue to increase our green energy supplies - when finished next year the Horn Sea 2 will be the world's largest offshore wind farm.

    You can trust the Lib Dems to get things done in the national interest - to the benefit of all of us - not just the well-connected elite.

    Thank you for the support you gave Sally Symington and the Liberal Democrats on 12th December.

    The Lib Dems can stand up for local communities and local people because they are not in the pockets of the rich, nor dictated to by powerful unions.

  • Sally Symington Tring 20's Plenty
    Article: Dec 14, 2019

    "Twenty's Plenty in Residential Areas", say Nick and Sally

    Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Candidate, Sally Symington was in Tring during the General Election campaign to meet the local county councillor, Nick Hollinghurst.

    As a local Dacorum Councillor herself - representing Berkhamsted West - Sally is keen to learn about new improvements within the Borough.

    Here Cllr Hollinghurst explains about the objectives and difficulties behind the introduction of the new 20 mph zone in the west of Tring.

    He said that this is a part of the town with a large number of young families, as well several blocks of flats for older people close to the High Street.

    The intention is to produce a quieter, calmer and cleaner environment in which people feel more confident about walking, cycling and crossing the road.

    Studies in places as diverse as Portsmouth, Glasgow and London have shown measurable improvements in social interaction, increased time spent outdoors and higher levels of exercise

    Sally supports zones like these in helping to improve the quality of life for everyone, and to reduce the burden of pollution and disturbanceacross the whole community.

  • Article: Nov 27, 2019

    County Council votes to oppose further expansion of Luton Airport

    Hertfordshire County Council has voted to oppose further expansion of London Luton Airport. At a full council meeting on 26 November, the council voted unanimously to object to the proposed expansion plans on the grounds that expansion of London Luton Airport to 32 mppa would result in unacceptable harm to the environment.

  • NHS
    Article: Nov 26, 2019

    Brexit is making the staffing crisis at West Hertfordshire NHS Trust even worse, the Liberal Democrats have warned.

    Figures published by the Liberal Democrats reveal that

    105 EU staff working at have already left the health service this year including 52 nurses and midwives.

    In the three years since the Brexit vote, 429 NHS staff from the EU have left the local trust.

    Staff departures from West Hertfordshire NHS TRUST are part of a worrying national trend: over 3,250 NHS staff from the EU have left the health service so far this year, including 1,116 nurses. The data, based on responses to Freedom of Information requests across 50 NHS hospital trusts, reveals that:

  • Wind Energy
    Article: Nov 25, 2019

    The Liberal Democrats have, over many years, been formulating and implementing policies to respond to the now widely recognised climate emergency being caused by human generation of green house gases. In government we strengthened and accelerated the implementation of renewable energy only for it to be cut back once the Conservatives were given free reign.

  • Sally with Health Fair
    Article: Nov 12, 2019

    At the Tring Climate Event on the 26th October, Sally Symington, Liberal Democrat Candidate for the Southwest Hertfordshire Constituency, met with members of the Transitition Town Movement as her Parliamentary Campaign got into gear. The purpose of the Climate Event, which was organised by Lib Dem Controlled Tring Town Council, was to explain how small towns can make big contributions in reducing carbon dioxide emissions and helping to mitigate Global Heating.

  • Survey: Nov 6, 2019
    16 questions

    Recent and frequent disruption to trains coming in and out of London has been the subject of many complaints in local groups and even prompted petitions. We want to know your experiences and your views regarding the issue.

  • Demand Better Education
    Article: Nov 5, 2019
    Responding to the publication last month (23/10/19) of the Education Select Committee's report on children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Candidate for South West Herts, Sally Symington, said:
    "Children with SEND have borne the brunt of the schools funding crisis. Teaching assistants and other support staff have been sacked. Meanwhile, parents struggle to get the support their child needs as schools, healthcare providers and local councils squabble over who should pay.
  • Class230 waits at Bletchley
    Article: Oct 11, 2019

    Re-use is near the top of the Recycling Hierarchy and Vivarail has as its main objective the reuse of obsolete electric train units that used to run on London's District Line. The company was founded in 2012 with the aim of heavily overhauling London Underground D78 Stock and upcycling them into new BR Class 230 diesel-electric multiple units (DEMUs), and was the brainchild of Adrian Shooter, the now retired former chairman of DB Regio UK Ltd (better known in the UK as Chiltern Railways). Vivarail acquired over 200 units for this purpose.

    The first customer for Class 230 units was West Midlands Trains, which ordered three 2-car DEMUs in October 2017. Subsequently, Transport for Wales Rail ordered a total of five 3-car sets, to be built as bi-modal multiple units (BMMU)s, in June 2018.

    After extensive development and testing West Midlands accepted their first 2-car train in April 2019 for service on the 24-mile Marston Vale Line between Bletchley and Bedford. A further two trains were delivered in June 2019. One train will be in reserve with two providing an hourly service Monday to Saturday. There is no Sunday service as yet.

    Nick Hollinghurst, Hertfordshire County Councillor for Tring, who has an interest in low CO2-emission transport, took a ride to see for himself. He reported that the "new" trains were smart, clean and spacious and travelled very quietly. There is an automatic engine cut-out at stations to save fuel and reduce pollution. Passengers appeared to be very pleased with the new service.

    Cllr Hollinghurst said afterwards, "I wonder if these could be successfully deployed on the Abbey Line from Watford to St Albans. Perhaps the reduction in running costs could help pay for that passing loop we need at Bricket Wood?"

    The pictures show a train waiting at Bletchley and also the spacious interior.

  • Sally Symington Old Town
    Article: Oct 1, 2019

    A Local Councillor, Sally Symington, has been selected as the Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Candidate for South West Hertfordshire

    With the sudden prospect of an imminent election the party has recently had to move fast to ensure that, right across Great Britain, a full slate of candidates is in place to fight a General Election should one arise over the coming months.

    James Davies, the Chair of the Executive Committee of West Hertfordshire Liberal Democrats Local Party, which includes the two parliamentary constituencies of South West Hertfordshire and Hemel Hempstead, said, "I am pleased to announce that Sally Symington has been selected as the Parliamentary Candidate for South West Hertfordshire".