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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.

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  • Ashlyn's School
    Article: May 13, 2019

    Nick Hollinghurst, Herts County Councillor for Tring West & Rural, says: "The transition from primary to secondary school is always difficult, not only for the young people concerned but also for their families. Parents may have to plan for daily travel, not only a new route for the child who goes to the new secondary school, but to work out how that can be managed for other school age children. Recently there were large numbers of Hertfordshire schoolchildren for whom the secondary transfer was extremely stressful with pupils and families having to be registered on the "continuing interest" list. They then had to wait anxiously to see if any places might turn up in a suitably located secondary school as other parents withdrew their applications there.

  • Berkhamsted Remains
    Article: May 13, 2019

    Informal counts of the referendum voting papers made 3 years ago while scrutinising the accuracy of the local voting gave an unequivical result. Back then in 2016 Berkhamsted was solidly in favour of "Remaining".

    It was hardly surprising, of course.

    With a number of local companies and former local companies being heavily involved in exporting British goods to the Continent - and with so many jobs dependent of European trade - it was hardly likely the the people of Berkhamsted would vote to turn their backs on our best and nearest training partners.

    The town's prosperity depended in great measure on the UK being able to trade as an equal with the major economies in the rest of the EU.

    Few would want to exchange that easy and prosperous customs-free trade for risky, tariff-ridden arrangements with distant nations where it is expensive and complex to markets UK products.

    Few would see a future with large bullying countries like the USA, or overwhelmingly large countries like the People's Republic of China, or countries with vast populations like India whose government is already pushing for greater access to the UK for their citizens - to be in any way preferable with smoothly running free trade with friendly countries on an equal footing.

    And so, by a significant margin, the people of Berkhamsted voted 3 years for the UK to remain part of the UK.

    Signs like this appearing in the High Street show that they have not changed in that opinion!

    The cordial reception the Liberal Democrat canvassers and leaflet deliverers receive from the townsfolk also attests to a continued and enthusiastic support for Remain - and a rejection of popular nationalism and the prejudices that inevitable go with that.

  • Document: May 11, 2019
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  • Dacorum Borough Council Lib Dem Group First Meeting
    Article: May 8, 2019

    Shown here at their first meeting in Dacorum's Forum Offices, the Liberal Democrat Dacorum Borough Group gets off to a good start on the Saturday after the election.

    In the May 2nd elections the Group increased from 5 to 19 councillors.

    Tring Central; John Bowden, Roxanne Ransley
    Tring West & Rural; Nick Hollinghurst,Christopher Townsend
    Aldbury & Wigginton; Phil McDowell

    Berkhmsted Castle; Stephen Claughton, Richard Freeman
    Berkhamsted East; Garrick Stevens, Nigel Taylor
    Berkhamsted West; Sally Symington, Nicky Woolner
    Northchurch; Lara Pringle

    Hemel Hempstead:
    Adeyfield West; Adrian England, Ron Tindall
    Highfield; Brenda Link, Sammy Barry
    Boxmoor; Elizabeth Uttley, Claire Hobson, William Allen

  • May 2019 Lib Dem Group on DBC
    Article: May 6, 2019


    The numbers of Liberal Democrat Councillors on DACORUM Borough Council has increased from 5 to 19.

    No Labour councillors remain on the authority.

    In TRING, 11 of the 12 Tring Town Councillors are now Liberal Democrats.

    There is now only one Conservative left on the Town Council.

  • Best Ever Council Election Results
    Article: May 6, 2019

    What. A. Day. (report from Vince Cable written at 0605 4th May)

    1350 (and counting) Liberal Democrat Councillors elected. 703 Councillor gains.

    We held control of every Council we were defending. We won control of twelve more.

    That officially makes this local election our best ever - smashing through the previous record by a country mile.

  • Eastern Region European election campaign team
    Article: Apr 26, 2019

    Today, the Liberal Democrats launch their campaign to elect MEPs for the East of England. Seven candidates, elected by Liberal Democrat members, will give a voice to people who believe in a forward-looking, tolerant society with strong health and environmental protection.

    Lead candidate Barbara Gibson said:

  • Document: Apr 22, 2019
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    Wendy Conian is a Liberal Democrat candidate for Berkhamsted Town Council in the May 2nd council elections. This is her personal manifesto. She is an HR and management consultant with over 20 years experience and is a strongly motivated advocate for environmental protection and the need to do more to reverse climate change. She is active in the Transition Town movement and the Plastic Free Berkhamsted Campaign.

  • Barbara Gibson, Eastern region candidate, Welwyn Hatfield PPC
    Article: Apr 17, 2019

    The Liberal Democrats are the first party to announce their list of candidates for the European elections in the East of England. The candidates were elected by Liberal Democrat members, who each had an equal vote in the selection.

    The list is led by Barbara Gibson from Hertfordshire (pictured), who said:

  • Document: Apr 17, 2019
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    The Manifesto of the Dacorum Borough Council Lib Dem Group for the 2019 DBC Elections